I walk out of my door and look down to see a fairly large (palm of hand size) black thing in the corner. Wondering what the hell that is since it wasnt there last night, I notice its a freaking TARANTULA!!!!!
This is my second run in with a wild Tarantula in 7 years of living here in San Diego. I know that in certain parts of the county you see them everywhere, but I have been fortunate enough to live in an area where they are rarely, if ever, seen.
The first time was just a baby, Susan B. Anthony sized, tarantula as it crawled on top of the television. (Size of rear spinnerettes and fangs in relation to rest of body identifies it) That time, I ran clear cross my house telling someone else to kill the mofo.
I HATE SPIDERS!!!!!! Yes, I am afraid of them. The 6'5" big guy is afraid of spiders! Might have something to do with getting bitten by them no less than a dozen times in my life, including in a very sensitive area! Probably doesnt help that when I was 4 there was a spider the size of a dinner plate in our house!! It took up the entire area above a standard door with 8ft ceilings! That was in Pennsylvania. My mother clearly remembers the size, I clearly remember the size. The only thing I can think of is that it came in with our Jamacian help. Which is ironic since the Jamaican maid would not go anywhere near it. As she said, It will jump on my head and bite me.
There were other giant spiders in that house as well, but they were usually 5" across maximum including legs.
Uggghhhh.........I HATE SPIDERS! I would rather swim with a great white then be in a room with a large spider. For smaller spiders, I will just beat them to death.