So far, this month, we have captured and ejected at least ten of these terrifying creatures. I say we but of course I mean Terry, because I am very, unreasonably afraid of them and my job is to prevent 2 cats and 2 dogs from eating the horrid things.One of these monstrous arachnids was so large it would not fit under a tumbler! This is the first time I have had spiders that are-
A) not afraid of humans, pets or the light
B) so huge
C) so prolific
I wish I knew if this is an unusual occurrence for others around the country or if it is just me being victimised.
My Mother used to jump on the table and scream if she saw a spider and I am certain this affected my attitude towards them.
However, my Mother was brought up in Burma, so she, at least had an excuse for her fear.
We have a campsis radicans growing up the front of our building and maybe this is affording the beasties a new point of entry, as the windows are always open.
Time to get pruning, I fear. Pen.