Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Yuck!

I was out in the backyard today moving stuff so we could cut the grass.......I was in the corner of the yard and I happened to glance at this spider web.....I seen the biggest spider I have ever seen in my life!!! He ( or she) was sitting on this big web...my first thought was to get a shotgun! Then I remembered...I bought a can of spider spray at Lowes.....so up to the house I go to get my can of spray. By then I just had to show the spider to someone, so I got Mom to come down and look at it. She said she had never seen one that big either .It was yellow and black. I told Mom I was going to spray it...she said " watch out it doesnt jump on you"....( that was all I needed to hear)..if this thing would have jumped on me you would have heard me 3 counties over. So I stood back a little and I let him have it....I sprayed and sprayed.....it took him forever to die. He just kind of dropped down from the web but he was still moving...so of course I sprayed him again. Then I sprayed the web real good in case that thing he was sitting on had babies in it. It just freaked me out that we could have spiders that big around here. Has anyone ever seen a yellow and black big spider before? I wish I had taken a picture of it. I dont know much about spiders but that sucker was a scary one!!!!

25 comments:

Phats said...

EWWW!! I hate spiders, I would have done the exact same thing. I am glad it didn't jump on you

kristi said...

sounds like an orb weaver, we had one in our tree attached to the kids swing that I had to get down. I did not look foward to it but I got it with a branch and smooshed it

~Macarena~ said...

I don't bother with bug spray. I use whatever aerosol I can spare. Plus, it smells much better.

I am nearsighted, and after a shower once, I brought my towel to dry my face only to find a huge roach on it. [Shudder]

Chana said...

honey, my heart goes out to you. i would have had a heart attack. it sounds awful. i'm glad it died, good riddings.

i was here earlier but couldn't see anything..finally figure out that i had to scroll down the page..:)...

hope you have been well. sweet night to you.

Libragirl said...

My aunt actually just took a picture of a spider that was black and yellow. If it's the same type (and really, how can it not be) I congratulate you for not screaming like a little girl since this thing was HUGE. She got a picture. I will have her send it to me.

cmhl said...

I can't STAND spiders!!! eeek!

:P fuzzbox said...

I have never seen one like that. It sounds like a cutie. ;)

Michelle said...

Go check out this blog - a blogger friend of mine had a huge spider in her yard that was black and yellow - she did take a picture. Go have a look and see if it was the familiar:
http://omamamia.com/?p=266#comments

It sounds like it's the same type -Black and Yellow Argiope! You can read through the comments as she got lots of information about this particular type of spider. Turns out they are harmless, but ewwwww and yuck! I would have freaked out!

Gingers Mom said...

I would have screamed bloody murder and made someone else do it. YOu are braver than me!!

Catch said...

Phats: If it had jumped on me.....I would have passed out!

Kristi: look at Michelles comment above and go to the link she left....that is the spider!!!!! ewwwwwwwwwwwww

Macarena: ohhh my....I would have screamed!!! I have been known to use any kind of spray handy too, but I remembered buying that spider spray, and I want to make sure this bugger was dead!Thank you for visiting!!! Ya all come back now, hear?

Chana: so nice to have you back Sweety!

Libragirl: I would love to see the picture! Michelle has a link in my comments to the spider...a good pic of it too!

CMHL: you are not alone!!!!! lol

Fuzz: oh it was a cutie all right...it was big enough to stuff and put on a wall like a damn deerhead!

Michelle: Thank you so much!! That is the spider! Im sooo glad to hear its harmless....but I am sure it could cause a few heart attacks if it ever got on someone.....thats good detective work Michelle!!!! You dont know how relieveed I am that its not some rare breed of spider that is only in my backyard!!! lol

Kristin: well it was either me or my 79 yr old Mother...lol..and she aint to hep on spiders either!

Christine said...

I jumped out of my chair when I saw that! Ewwwwwww....and Yuck, I'm glad it's harmless, but it sure is ugly and very scary looking!

Catch said...

Christine...it may be harmless but it sure looks scary!!!!

Shelli said...

Now I have the heebie jeebies. Yuck!

Mimi said...

I hate the big ones! I don't remember if I have sen a yellow and black one before. But I have seen some big furry ones. It is kinda scary because spiders (and snakes) are now mating with other breeds so you can never tell if something is poisonous or not.

I am glad you made it through that ordeal!;)

Pixie said...

YIKES!

I hate creepy crawlies. I scream at grasshopprs!

Mimi said...

hey I love the new look! You are a template junkie for sure! LOL! I am wondering how often you change your clothes and shoes in a day! LOL!

Catch said...

Shelli: I have had the heebie jeebies since I seen that thing....

Mimi: dont be tellin me that girlfriend....I like to think they are all harmless!

Pixie: grasshoppers I can take...lol....I love my new template....again, you have done a wonderful job! Thank you so much!

Mimi: I love this new one too! I think its my favorite one...Pixie is the very best!

Bluepaintred said...

listen I gotta say I cant read this post cus there is a big spider looking at me. i am a wee bit phobic, even pictures scare the shit outa me. whats it abouit? Im too afraid to scroll up and find the start......sorry

LauraJ said...

My first reaction to that picture was HOLY SHIT! That's a big spider!! I would have fainted dead away if I saw that on my yard. OH my goodness, I hope you don't get anymore!

Tina Dray said...

Rather you than me catch not a lover of spiders though i wouldn't kill one because i hate flys, the dirty critters!

Michelle said...

Glad to hear the mystery was solved when you saw the pic on the blog I posted :) And it wasn't much detective work on my part! As I said, I read her blog regularly and your description sounded just like something she had posted about not too long ago! :)

Nay said...

I have a yard full of those spiders. Leave it alone and she'll eat all the mosquitos. My granny told me they were good luck and the old folks would say if you made a wish she'd spin your name in her web overnight and it would come true.

We southern folk just call them common garden spiders and I'd bet that is what Charlotte was.

Nice site.

TC said...

I think an AXE would have worked better!

boneman said...

Actually, that was a mistake....
That particular spider really does a great job of cleaning up stray crickets, grasshoppers, mosquitoes, flies, and a host of real problem pests.....

Then again, how dare she build such a huge net/web where you can see it, eh?

I ain't no lover of spiders, either, but, we have a few dozen of the really big ones that you described all over the place, and, well, they've been too pretty t'kill.

S'pose that means y'all won't be over fer dinner till after the snow falls, eh?

tsduff said...

I've seen your avatar for some time (and admired it greatly I might add :-D)

Have to say I like spiders - sorry to see this one killed in such a way. But, I understand some folks don't like spiders as much as I LOATHE roaches and such... I kept seeing these dead spiders around my house (inside up in the ceiling cracks) and finally my daughter told me she was actually spraying them with hairspray to "freeze" them for all eternity...

I like your blog - I'll be back to visit.
T