Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wolf Spider!

This weekend I spotted a wolf spider in the house.  It was in the living room, right by the door to the garage.  I tried to shoo it out into the garage but it ran behind the day bed.  I decided to ignore it's existence.  Out of sight, out of mind.

So tonight I'm on the day bed, and Bruce is in his leather chair and we are watching Smallville, when suddenly he exclaims "Look at that spider!"

You guessed it.  The wolf spider had emerged, and was on the top of the bolster on the day bed, just inches behind my head!  I sat up quickly, turned, and was staring at this beautiful, enormous wolf spider.  "It's the wolf spider!  I have to catch him"  I ran out into the kitchen to grab my bug catching tools (fortunately a short trip) and raced back.  The spider was crawling along the top of the bolster, and the various things that I pile up there, in this case the latest shipment from The Unique Sheep Crochet Block of the Month Club, heading towards my Kindle, iPad and a small project bag.  I easily trapped him.  After admiring him, briefly, I relocated him to our deck.  Whew!  He was gorgeous. (Again, not sure if it was male or female, but it did seem to have rather large pedipalps, so I think it was a male.)  And he was a lot faster than the other ones that have gotten into the house. This brings the total up to 5 that I have successfully trapped and relocated.  They are such spectacular spiders, I just can't bring myself to kill them.

1 comment:

  1. I am amused by the fact that you have a set of "bug catching tools." ~Erin