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Look who stumbled into my home today (spider)

Thursday, August 29, 2013

I had to put the tip of (spider) in, in the event that someone suffers from arachnophobia and I didn't want to scare the daylights out of them.

But yes, I discovered this HUGE chap sitting on the inside of my kitchen door. I knocked a plastic dish off my draining board and bent over to pick it up, putting my hand on the wall for support. When I straightened up, it was to look directly into this spiders eyes....eeeeyoooo.

I have no idea if this is a male or female. It is also not the biggest rain spider we have ever had in our houses, but not here in this house in town. We had some really big spiders out in a forestry area we lived in called Saasveld.
This is the size compared to a coffee mug.

After calling my kids to look at the spider before they took another load of furniture, we had to take it outdoors where it belongs. These giant spiders are actually very placid and using two brooms, we guide them where we want them till they are able to climb onto the broom and we can set them free without hurting them.

And finally onto the broom, which means he's now just seconds away from freedom.

I don't know why they end up wandering indoors, but they obviously cannot remain. My mom suffers from arachnophobia and would not sleep tonight if she even knows its been indoors.

An hour after the kids moved out, we got our first loo paper lol.
We packed in some for them, plus a bunch of other goodies.
AAAAH the joys of moving. So glad we don't move much since we bought our house 13 yrs ago. Best move we made, taking a leap into home owner.

Anyway, its the end of my day, I'm tired from all the entertaining, shopping, packing, tangible excitement. The youth have such incredible energy and being around them while they pack and carry, and unpack, music bellowing at 1000 decibels etc...all very tiring. So its bath and bed for me and boot camp in the morning.
LOL I feel as if I've already had my boot camp exercise today.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
INGMARIE 9/1/2013 8:34AM

    That was a big one, glad you saved it . emoticon

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CRAFTON2011 9/1/2013 4:03AM

  very interesting.

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RAINBOWMF 8/31/2013 10:52AM

    Oh my that is a Big spider. So happy you got it outside safely.
We try to get ours out doors too, they do a lot of good.

Hugs Mary

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ANDTHENSOME1 8/31/2013 5:40AM

    Oh! you did have your boot camp exercise for the day, Celeste!

Be Kind to Yourself. (it's my new motto).

As to the spider, I like the fact that you gently guide it outdoors, where it belongs. It is really a HUGE one, but usually the bigger, the least likely to bite or be dangerous (most of the time). I am passionate about insects and spiders.

I you'd like to ID it, you can post your pics on, there is a "ID please?" group there where you can post pics and get answer from spider lovers from all over the world. Well worth a try. The direct link is:

If you don't want to bother with creating a flickr account etc... I can, with your permission, post a copy of your spider pics onto that group and report about the ensuing ID later to you. Just let me know.


Edit: it's from the family Sparassidae.

Comment edited on: 8/31/2013 5:57:38 AM

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DAPRDON15 8/30/2013 12:10PM

    I was watching a spider make a web at dusk last night. it was incredibly quick and precise! Saw it go back and forth several times then back to the center and around and around wagging his little tush attaching web to the cross strands! Was it by design or by chance he knew how to do that? If you know Jehovah you know the answer. Amazing!! emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 8/30/2013 12:59AM

    Holy Crap, Celest! HNow I'm going to ahve nightmares!

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TRAILWALKERJO54 8/29/2013 9:34PM

    augh ...............
that is the biggest spider I have seen --glad we do not have them in Canada

you can keep them!--lol

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BECKYSFRIEND 8/29/2013 9:29PM

    wow that is one big spider

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IMAVISION 8/29/2013 4:38PM

    Now that is a "visitor" this gal could do without!

We, too, have the occasional visit from spiders (generally when it starts to get cold in the Fall) & thinking of Charlotte from "Charlotte's Web", we always to do as you did & see that they are safely transported out-of-doors.

God bless!

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LOVINGAFRICA 8/29/2013 3:14PM

    CELEST one of those once landed on my head. I dropped to the ground as if I had been shot. LOATHE them. They sometimes rear up, and are actually considered an aggressive species compared to the really poisonous ones.
Had it been in my home it would have been sent straight to heaven with a phone directory. (I know I am a wussy considering that I am a greenie and an ex game ranger. Should have a sign at the door that says all spiders that cross this threshold will be committing suicide) The only one I tolerate is the golden orb just outside my bathroom window. It is outside after all.

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CINA-MINI 8/29/2013 2:41PM

    You are SO brave! That spider would have been splat for sure (even if it was outside)

It is HUGE! Yikes!

Enjoy your bath and sleep before your 2 day in a row boot camp. emoticon

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GINA180847 8/29/2013 2:15PM

    So glad your son has found a nice and appropriate place for him. What an immense spider. I actually rather like spiders and am so glad that you try not to kill them just for the fact that they are in the wrong places at times.

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