Say Hello to my li-il frien’!

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Last night, while sitting by myself downstairs watching “Wanted” with Angelina Jolie, that cool black dude that plays the head of the tech department at Wayne Enterprises, and a host of other people you’ve never heard of, this crawled across the floor:


In my younger years, regardless of the location, I would have instantly called for someone larger than myself to come kill whatever creepy, crawly thing I found around my home.

However, these days I have pity on the little critters. I mean, they just want to eat and have sex; just like me. So, I tend to cut them some slack…unless they are inside my home!

This little guy ended up floating in the commode after I shmooshed him in a heavily padded wad of toilet paper.

First thing this morning, I tried to figure out what he/she is. I mean, anything with cool markings like this has to be either A) One bad dude, or B) Pretending like it’s one bad dude.

I think it’s human nature, when trying to identify the unknown, to gravitate towards the dramatic and thus, the closest thing I can find to it, is the “Brown Widow,” shown here:


And yes, they are a poisonous cousin to the “Black Widow.” I think this is the Bollywood version of the Black Widow actually (sorry Romi, you have me on a Bollywood kick).

These guys have apparently just started moving into N. Georgia, having come up from the coast, so who knows.

Black, brown, whatever. I’m breakin’ out the spray this weekend!


6 thoughts on “Say Hello to my li-il frien’!

    Eric said:
    February 13, 2009 at 9:49 am

    I would pretty much piss my pants if this was in my house…
    two types of crawly things I dispise…

    Roaches and spiders…

    You did the right thing! LOL!

    birdpress said:
    February 13, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    I’m pretty sure yours is just a wolf spider. We see them all the time. I hate them! They are so scary.

    Josh said:
    February 14, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Oh god. That is something, though being a man, I would not mess with. If I saw that thing in my house — I would immediately kill it. And then be paranoid for weeks wondering WHY it’s in my house, HOW it got in, and HOW I can keep it out. Then proceed to call the exterminator to kill anything else that may be lurking. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Good job, killer. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    RE: We used to have an exterminator who also did CareerMom’s house. The guy was effective I guess, but he creeped us out! Just to get rid of him, and to save some money, I started doing my own exterminating, thanks to Web sites like “”

    Best thing I ever did. Course, we still have termite bond with a real company, but for your common home pests, I do it myself. I use these little episodes like with the spider, to know when it’s time to spray again.

    Allison said:
    February 15, 2009 at 8:42 am

    I would have done a horror movie scream if I had encountered that thing in my house. Even if the windows were open.

    David "Father of five" said:
    February 15, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Yikes!! that is the creepiest looking spider that I have ever seen… Blech!!

    What size was that thing… It’s hard to judge by the photo (was it squished by then?)

    If all else fails, get a terrarium, and you got yourself a new pet!

    pamajama said:
    February 17, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Uh, I believe you misinterpreted that thing for a “little critter” when it’s actually a “man-eating killer.” It does not want to “eat and have sex, just like you,” it wants to eat the man of the house and then move into the bedroom with the little woman. I believe its’ only known enemy is a hydrogen bomb.

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