Tuesday, January 31, 2006

The Open Mind: The really big freaking spider

Australia has big spiders. The link above will take you to a post about how Johnno (who lives up in the Blue Mountains, NSW) got it out of his house without killing it. Shudder. Here's the photo, just to get you interested.

Today I went back to the Melbourne Museum to see a couple more exhibits, and couldn't resist the insect display, where they also have spiders in quarantine. There's even a tarantula webcam on that site. Click on it if you dare!

For a few years now I've been trying to get my husband (and sons when they still consented to come with us on country trips) to stop at the insectarium in Woodend. Nope, total lack of interest there.

5 comments:

Sonia said...

I don't like spiders! Here in Brazil we have big spiders, too.
I have a big fear of them ....
But I fear snakes and bats, too!

Kerri said...

Now there's one thing I DON'T miss about Australia! My father used to put them outside too...and they'd come right back in. My mother hated them! She didn't like my dad much either (after a while) :)

JN said...

Wow! Now that's a spider! I enjoyed your photo. We don't grow them that big here, but if we did the mosquitos might not be so bad come summertime.

Val said...

Wasn't my photo, John. I blogged Johnno's post using the Blog this button. Glad that spider wasn't in my house!

Wendy A said...

That has to be the biggest spider I have ever seen. Tasmania doesn't even have spiders that size. I am not a phobic but that is pretty horrid.