Friday, January 16, 2015

spiders love australia


australia may have been one of my favorite trips to date, but that doesn't mean it was all butterflies and rainbows. it was butterflies and rainbows scattered with the occasional SPIDER THE SIZE OF MY FACE. and that is barely an exaggeration. ha, the best worst spider is not actually pictured above, but it did nearly give me a heart attack one night. which we later found out is how they're known for killing people. not because of poisonous venom, but rather for inducing heart attacks.

we pulled into the garage one night, happy and tired, only for me to look over and see a massive spider right outside my window. i'm a pretty mellow person for the most part, but i really lost it when i saw that nasty creature. there was some freaking out and scrambling over car seats to get out on the other side..then deciding we didn't want to fall asleep in a home where that thing was lurking in the garage, we decided that we needed to kill it. but a shoe didn't seem sufficient. we found a 2X4 piece of wood and it took a couple hits from my brother-in-law to kill it. after he missed the first time, the spider started crawling towards him instead of trying to run away. needless to say, the whole thing was pretty terrifying and i'm glad we all made it out alive. except for the spider. that turned into the gnarliest, nastiest glob of goo i have ever seen.

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  1. I was having dinner in Hyde Park the other night with a friend of mine, and I felt something brush against my hand, which I had rested my chin on. I looked over and realized it was a huntsman as big as my hand crawling towards my face! It was terrifying.

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    1. a huntsman!!! i couldn't remember the name of the massive spider we killed in the garage, but that's it! a huntsman!

      ooooooo and that really is TERRIFYING. ah, i was such a baby about seeing it on a wall next to me, props on not having a heart attack from it crawling on you! :)

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  2. Shit man, spiders freak me out so much! Australia is definitely on my list of places to travel to but the thought of spiders the size of my face literally makes me want to cry haha. Just found your blog and I love it (maybe not based on the pictures in this post haha) but it's really rad. xx

    Eärendil

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    1. hahaha well thank you :) but don't let the spiders deter you!! i've spent quite a few months in australia and this is the first time i've ever seen one as massive as i did! it's definitely worth the risk :)

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  3. These photos are absolutely gorgeous and make me long for warm weather! I don't know if I could handle that spider though-Ahh!

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