Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.



Army of Dad found this brown recluse in a cooler that we used a few days ago and was sitting out on the counter to be cleaned.


Last night we were brushing our teeth and getting ready for bed when he - quite animatedly - told me to move and move quickly. I looked down and there was a big one scooting right between my feet. Thank God I didn't have my glasses on to see how big it was. Was is the key word. AoD squished that not-so-little effer.

I hate these things. They're hard to kill and despite having an exterminator come to the house quarterly, their little spindly legs don't pick up poison well. He suggested those glue strips, so we're off to Home Depot today to get them and put them out.


  • At 8:15 AM, June 27, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    There are few things better than finding one of these foul little creatures stuck on a glue strip in a pose that shows it almost ripped off its limbs trying to escape, only to sag down and allow its body to become stuck as it accepts death and defeat. Sometimes they even rip off one only to remain stuck on the other seven!

  • At 8:58 AM, June 27, 2005, Blogger Gadfly said…

    Needless to say, I'm sh*tting little green apples just looking at the picture.

  • At 5:27 PM, June 27, 2005, Blogger cashin said…

    Wow, I love north dakota, the biggest spiders we get would fit on top of a quarter. Winter oh how I love you so.

    But in my opinion the only thing more disgusting than a spider is 2 or 3 dead on a trap, good luck with that AoD. lol

  • At 9:44 PM, August 13, 2007, Blogger haeclark said…

    heres one thing that might easy you a bit...
    spiders cant see but 1-2 feet away, so even though it looks as though its running toward you, really it cant tell your a human, but rather thinks your something to hide under. And apparently they cant climb either...was just looking up brown recluses and happened upon your site.


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