Sunday, November 16, 2008

Yikes! Which one is it???

Yesterday was very scary for me because I hate spiders to the point I have spider dreams very often. Parker and I were putting lights on trees in Cedar Hills yesterday and all the sudden something moved out of the corner of my eye. I looked over and there was this huge spider just sitting there. I hurry and took a picture of it while frantically calling to Parker to come and kill it. He came over and got his camera phone out. He tried throwing rocks on it, but it just moved a little. I was tempted to just step on it, but it was way too big and I did not want to feel it being smashed so Parker kept throwing things at it and then it crawled over to the rocks while I was freakin out thinking it was going to get away and IT DID!!!!!!! Crap, now I had to finish my tree right next to the spider who got away. I almost made Parker do it, but his tree was harder and taller, so I hurried as fast as I could while looking at the ground 49 times and brushing my clothes off 49 times, and sweating 49 buckets, I was so scared. We are not sure what it was, but I showed a neighbor the picture from my phone and he said it was a baby tarantula. He said they have them all the time. Yikes!!!!! Parker wanted to keep it for a pet. NO WAY!!!!!!!!!! I posted some other spiders that looked like the one we saw and I'm not sure which one it could be. I'm going to let you all decide and hopefully I did not freak you out with all these spiders. I told Andy to watch out for a spider dream tonight and guess what I really did, except it was about ants. Millions of ants starting crawling and appearing in my sheets... or maybe they were millions of baby spiders. There was a ton, but luckily it only lasted a few seconds. I HATE SPIDERS!!!! Which kind was it? You decide. This is the one from my phone and its hard to see, but it was big. That is the crack in the cement with the spider covering the whole thing.
On the Internet this said it was a tarantula

A Huntsman or wolf spider


Hobo spider



brown recluse spider

I think it looked a lot like the Hobo spider. Parker thinks so too. Do they live here? I don't know, but I don't want to see another one EVER again, and sorry if I freaked all of you out big time, but I just wanted to know what it was. I hope you all don't have spider dreams tonight! Ha Ha! I saw the same one in St. George a few months back and yes I had a spider dream that night. I am NOT grateful for spiders at all. I wish there was no such thing as spiders.


11 comments:

Karen Brothersen said...

How freaky... I am not much of a spider fan either. Looking at your spider pictures, I find myself itching all over. AAAAAHHHHHHH Thanks for that! ha ha

Joni said...

I would have freaked out!! I hate spiders too. Sometimes i can see them in the dark and i'll wake john to kill it and he dosen't believe me so he turns the light on, and sure enough there's a spider on the wall where i told him..

Aprilyn said...

I totally hate spiders too. I freak out if I see them. Unfortunately, Nathan got that from me. So did Marshall. Yeah, we all freak.

Julie said...

Hey, you guys are to try and guess which one you think it is. I just feel like I have to know for some reason. Well, I guess it's kinda hard to tell cause it was just my camera phone.

Jamie said...

I also think it looks like the hobo spider but it's hard to tell without knowing how big that hobo spider is in relation to the sidewalk crack....
yikes. You should have stepped on it then you would have felt better. The squish would have been bad but peace of mind is worth a good squish anyday. I'll have to tell you about my run in with a giant cockroach in my dorm room in Hawaii sometime. ewwwww

wendy said...

yuck yuck yuck.

Oh, and I couldn't answer your question on my blog because I'm working on our parents' Christmas present and they read my blog. It's all done. Whew! Blurb.com publishes photo books, so we did one for w's first year. I think it turned out great!

karen louise said...

Ew sick! Gross!! I about died when I saw the picture!! I would have been screaming my guts out, and would NOT have finished putting up lights. You are crazy!

gary said...

Great Julie now i am going to have a spider dream to i hate those dreams. That is funny we both have them

Shorty said...

Oh man, those look like that one we saw in St. George!! I can't believe you didn't just quit doing lights!!! Those were huge pictures!!! Especially on my big screen!!!!!!!

Julie said...

Hey Mom, I forgot you have that huge screen. I probably scared you half to death! I think it was the same one we saw in St. George. I hope you don't have any nightmares.

ChasingChase said...

Julie, that's disgusting!!! Now I totally understand when you told me you posted something scary on Sunday! That would have freaked me out too!!