Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Seriously gross spider

Dallin spotted this huge, enormous, freaky spider right outside the back door today. Yes, it was on my PATIO!!! I was afraid if I got too close it might grab my camera and take a few pictures of me screaming. I have never seen a spider like this in my entire life. The pictures don't do him justice. He was all silvery and hairy. Ewww!!!

Just for some perspective, the little Mayfly in the bottom corner is about double the size of a mosquito. This spider is big enough to be my uncle!!!

22 comments:

Stephanie F. said...

Are you freaking kidding me???? That is NASTY!! Looks like it belongs in South America. Did you google it?? Did you kill it??

The Griffin's said...

That is the scariest looking spider I've ever seen and it's right across the street!!! Thank you for the nightmares I will have tonight.

Heidi P said...

Did you just see my post about spiders?! I hate them...Wait, I think you did..
When I saw your title of this post, I almost didn't wait for the picture to finish loading and just closed out of it, because I was so scared....
Yuck. My feet are tingling on the floor, I have to sit in my computer chair with my feet up now..

Shelly said...

What kind of Spider is that? Yuck! I hope you never find more of those.

Christie said...

That is one ugly spider. I seriousy hate spiders too - and I have to force myself not to kill them outside, being that they're so good for the enviornment and all. But once they come inside, its fair game.

BTW - there is a really fun website called whatsthatbug.com where you can send in your pictures, and they'll identify them for you. Its actually kind of fun.

carrie said...

OH YUCK!! I hate spiders, too....and I have never seen one like that before!! I'll be interested to hear if you do that identify your bug thing Christie was writing about....
Yikes.... I don't think I would have been able to stand there and take a picture. You're brave. :o)

Alicia said...

Eww! Even the pic gives me the creepy crawlies! And what's with those mayflies? There are swarms of them around my house! We went on a walk for FHE on Monday night and couldn't even talk to each other for fear of swallowing a bug. Yuck!

Mary said...

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Ewwwww!! I still have the willies...

Kyle & Teresa said...

haha, your uncle. that's so funny.

Andrea said...

Seriously AnnMarie, that is gross. Spiders are my worst nightmare besides the dark. I am soooo scared of them!! I hope you killed it!!

tiff said...

That was really gross. My husband saw it and said it looks like an Orb spider but we're not bug experts. Either way I hope it didn't reproduce and sent some over to my house. Oh sorry did I add to everyones nightmares? Thanks for the memory on my blog. I'll always remember the fun I had with you during Mamma Mia girls night out. Thanks again for inviting me.

The Spradlin Family said...

Holy Crap! That is the grossest, nastiest, most disgusting spider I have ever seen. I just shuddered. Bleck! I can't think of enough words to describe how gross that thing is. I am glad you found it before it came in the house. Eeeewwww.
On a different note, when are we going to go to luch? Seriously, when?

Tara said...

Are all your children and pets accounted for? That thing could eat a horse and no one would be the wiser! YUCK! I would have ran and found someone to kill it for me cuz who knows if bug spray would have mad him angry enough to jump! UCK-

Christa said...

I hate spiders and that looks like a HUGE one!

WeTheTeeples said...

That is just disgusting. And the worst part is that it is living so close to my house. I hope I never see one like that. I am sure if I see one at my house you will be able to hear me scream.
p.s. I am glad I didn't go with your pest control people. j/k

Gina said...

Oh AnneMarie I would have passed out if I saw that!! Yuck...I really hate spiders!!

Julia said...

Okay first of all, I'm now holding up my feet just in case something like that is crawling near me. Second of all (don't you love numbered thoughts) we have had WAY too many spiders around lately. They are the kind that look like lobsters but move way faster (and probably don't taste good). Jeff had to kill one in the sink yesterday and I had to kill one with the snippers out in the yard. I'm trying not to make Landon scared but when he sees mom running around screaming and thinking spiders might be in her pants s doing a stomping move too...yeah he's gonna be scared.

And third of all, I can't believe you were put together enough to take a picture. I love the story of your mom almost chopping her finger off because of a spider. I love that Aunt Norene has ONE weakness.

Hubba's Thoughts said...

YUCK!! I hate spiders. At least it wasn't in your house, I hate seeing big spiders scurrying across my floor!!

janae said...

That is crazy! And you are so funny. You make me laugh everytime I read your blog. You have such a great sense of humor. Big enough to be your uncle, LOL!

Jennikunz said...

Is that spider wearing a shield?

Hubba's Thoughts said...

Okay, it's time for a new blog.. I check your blog periodically and I hate lookin' at that spider!!! YUCK!! j/k!! Have a great day.

Williams Family said...

O.K., that is disgusting! Seriously! I hate spiders. If I saw this one I probably would have a heart attack & fall over dead on the spot. I have a really gross post I need to do soon that has to do with hornets. But, I think that these pictures beat mine hands down.