Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A big surprise

I went to feed my dog Sandy the other night and THIS is what I found in her bowl! I was about 4 inches long. I screamed and Matt came out to see what was up. Matt, Jeffery and I just looked at it, totally puzzled as to what it could be. Was it a tarantula? Was it a scorpion? It looked like a cross between the two. Well, Matt called our exterminator and he came out and said it is a sun spider, also known as a wind scorpion. They are common out here. Yes, COMMON. This is the first one I have ever seen in my life and hope to NEVER meet another one. They are not venemous to humans, but their bite is supposed to really hurt. Look at those fangs!