Monday, July 17, 2006

Unwanted visitor


There are a lot of black widows around here, in fact this morning I got a close up look at another one while unlocking my office door. That one was normal spider sized though. THIS one, however, was pinky fingernail sized in the body...

5 comments:

Kilometres said...

Wow! That's terrifying and cool all at the same time.

You're the first person I know that's seen a black widow! How fun is that!?

Please don't let it kill you when you're not looking.

jakesdad said...

First you are almost robbed at clawpoint in Costa Rica,

now a Black Widow tries to break into your office, presumably to murder you.

When you were a kid you used to burn ants with a magnifying glass, didn't you.

gnat said...

Of COURSE I burned ants with a magnifying glass. And MAN you should've seen the size of that lens (thanks dad for that) - it was bigger than my head! Mwa ha ha ha ha!

Jakesdad said...

Well then. For your sake I hope Mr. Black Widow...or would that be Ms. Black Widow? Wasn't going into your office to check the leg hold trap it set way back when.

You know the one? The one with the leg that the spider couldn't finish eating.

PS: I know I only got to know you during your summer student stint back in 2000, but you didn't come across as a Sadistic Ant burning, spider leg puller offer person.

gnat said...

Jakesdad: for the most part no, I am not... really, it's more about the fun of playing with a giant lens and the power of the sun than it is about burning ants. There's other things to burn too - bits of bark, leaves, melting the tar on the driveway...