Yeah – it’s a blurry, crappy picture – but it’s the best I could manage after I found a spider as big as my hand crawling across the kitchen floor tonight. The fiendish beast was huge – the four inch kick at the bottom of the pantry it’s lurking next to provides scale. My gawd. I’ve eaten crabs that were smaller that.
I *know* wolf spiders aren’t poisonous. I *know* that if I could have somehow mustered the courage to capture the eight-legged horror and take it outside it would do a lovely job of pest control… but there’s something deeply and inherently evil about things with eight legs. Besides, this monster was big enough to eat the baby robins nestled under the deck [shudders]
If husband hadn’t been here to valiantly suck the diabolical beast up the vacuum cleaner – I’d have rounded up a pack of peeps and sic’d them on it.