Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Speaking of Creepy!

Now that photo uploading is fixed....

There are some things about Georgia that I love and there are other things that really make me want to move back to Utah. Here are just a few
of the latter:

Bugs! Spiders! Roaches! Crawly Things!

These HARMLESS little caterpillers come out during the months of September and October. When I say they "come out" I mean that they are ALL OVER THE PLACE! You can barely walk around outside with out squashing one. Once they finally latch on to something and start making their cocoons they are less on the sidewalk and more on EVERYTHING ELSE! In the photo on the left it has latched itself on to the leg of my neighbor's porch rocker. The one on the right is latched on to the top doorway of the neighbor's play house. EW! They're harmless but I sure don't like them. Oh and I think the last time I saw a caterpillar was in like 2nd grade when it was cool to catch them in a jar with a stick. Do you remember doing that? Anyhow these spiney little guys actually turn into beautiful monarch butterflies.

Alright now here is the worst part.

To the right we have the Daddy Long Leg. What? You don't believe me? Right, because Daddy Long Leg spiders in Utah are not even half this size. This guy is perched on the neighbor's play house thing (yeah that little house has a bad reputation with bugs and I would never play in it if I were a kid). This spidey seriously is the size of the spread of my hand! See how long those legs are? GROSSSSSS! These spiders supposedly don't bite but I don't care, I still don't want it near me! Good thing my camera has zoom.


Alright....I know! EWWWWW!!! Yes this is two shots of the same spider just to give you an idea of the sheer gynormity of this spidey. Ew I'm shuddering while a type. He is perched up in the corner of the porch. You can judge the size by the bricks. The hairy beast built himself a little home up there! (don't worry, soon after this picture was taken he was exterminated with a generous dose of Raid and Windex). Check out the picture on the right. If you look closely you can see the camera flash reflecting off of its eyeballs! Bleh!


And if that wasn't enough for your eyes, here are a few more nasty spiders.....





Ew! I didn't actually see this one in real life. My neighbor found it and this photo is borrowed from her blog. I've never seen anything like this before and I never want to!





And this final nasty is two very different photos of the same spider. This thing is huge. Katie found it on her door (outside) right above the door knob. What placement! This sucker is just huge. Check out the shadow in that picture on the left. Oh man I want Utah back!

13 comments:

garrett said...

Pictures are now working... get that post up!

Bonny said...

Well at least I know SOMEONE was checking! I'll post'em today sometime...

Kelly Stubbs said...

Ok, so I really love looking at blogs everyday but Bonny, these are gross and they gave me the heebie geebies. LOL! I guess it is ok considering the time of year, but maybe your next post could be about something less... crawly :)
P.S. I am pretty glad to be in Utah right now and we would be happy to take you back anytime! :)

garrett said...

Sick, sick, sick! I HATE spiders... although one year in school we captured two black widows in my apartment and put them in a jar. The girl killed the boy, so we decided to keep her in a jar on the fridge and named her Sally. We even had a funeral for her when she died. But I'd still take the black widow over those creepy things any day!

Bonny said...

Ya...I didn't mention that there are black widows everywhere too! There is this bush out front that has a whole huge population of them. ewwwwggghhh

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Tyler and Cassidy said...

Oh Man!! I thought Box Elder bugs were bad. We don't have them in our apartment in Ogden, but last week my office suddenly became infested! Ick. and it sounds about like the caterpillars - you can't walk around outside without stepping on them. I am actually looking forward to winter...

KayStar said...

poor bon bon

Jake said...

Bonny - I can't believe you didn't put one of the cockroaches.. But they are pretty fast when it gets light. I step on a few every morning outside my door when I am on my way to the gym.
Stay away from the spiders...

Haley Greer said...

Wow... those are pretty big and gross. Are they poisonous? Like, is there a general warning they issue you as you enter the state limits that says "oh by the way, avoid the following venomous creatures" with pictures to guide you along? I should hope so.
I didn't think anything would make me gag on a swedish fish, but these pictures just about did it. :)

Katey said...

Ok Belch! I hate spiders! I can kill them and all but I get goosebumps everytime. I am almost positive the one little guy I kill and his dead friends are crawling with their little spider spirits all over my body in anger! (My definition of what actually occurs during the post killing heebie jeebies!)

Bon do you remember those really sick red and white spiders we found out on our back patio under the camp chairs? Those are the worst I have seen around here!

Robin said...

Shudder! I don't see how you can have those pictures sitting here on your webpage.
I had to kill a cockroach yesterday. Not cool. I usually don't have a bug problem at all in my apartment.

Jentry said...

In the great words of my Auntie Mary- Things that scurry must die.