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 call.....no 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.