August 10th 2009 10:06 pm
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My sissy C has finally solved the 16 year old mystery of what huge creature snuck up on mom from behind and wrapped it’s front tentacles around her bare ankle!! Since we live next to the infamous Area 51, odd things that can’t be explained always get blamed on that test site! *giggles* But now we have an answer. Hurray!*
Mom and her friend had stopped by Uncle G’s house to check on his cat, Eric, because he was out of town for a few days. They were standing out on the front porch letting Eric romp around the yard when simultaneously mom felt something tickling her ankle and her friend’s eyes completely bugged out of his head! She looked down at her ankle to see what it was to find something BIG (6 to 8 inches long) with hairy front legs wrapped around both sides of her ankle like it was either hugging her or getting ready to bite her!! She shot straight up in the air screaming and the creature shot off with lightning speed in the other direction! She asked her friend if he knew what that was and ,with his mouth still dropped open, shook his head no. All mom could say was that it must have not been aggressive because the way she flipped out it would have bit her if it was. When Uncle G returned and mom asked him about the mysterious thing, he reported having a few sightings of them and he had no idea what they were either.
Sissy C came home the other day and told mom that a co-worker had discovered a large and strange creature in her yard. She had a photo of it and was asking people if they could help tell her what it was and if it was poisonous. Sissy C said that it fit the description of what mom and her friend had been describing for the past 16 years! She was right, it’s a CAMEL SPIDER! Reading up on them, mom was glad to find out that they are not aggressive unless provoked and non poisonous. They can move at speeds of 10 miles an hour, which is very fast. They live wherever there is desert and the hotter their atmosphere is, the larger they get. In Iraq they claim that they’re as large as a dinner plate!!
Wow! It took 16 years to finally find out that the spider just came up and gave mom a friendly hug! *giggles* People keep these spiders as pets! OMC!!! I hope that I never encounter one of these icky things! Thanks for reading about mom’s mystery hugger!
Headbonks & Purrs,
* It’s 10 pm here and 93 degrees outside. I’m going to go find a cool spot to take a nap. I hope that I don't dream about monster spiders! :)*
I did NOT need to know that!!
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OH. MY. SPIDER.
Mom Would never go outside again if that happened to her.
Cool that you live by area 51, Mom has always been facinated by the mystery that surrounds it.
EEEEWWWWWW.... mama gots the shivers.... 16 years later, she said she'd have to freak out all over again!!!
OMC~Mom just passed out! she hates let me tell you HATES spiders. just yesterday she told dad we had to bomb the house because she saw one!
Sampson i think your mom runs 20 miles an hour because she was faster than that creepy thing!! we sure are glad he didn't bite her!
mom has got the creepy crawlies, she going to make sure dad bombs today! headbonks (and kisses to Mup) Grey
MOL, Punky! *giggles* I couldn't resist leaving that comment on your photo! :)
At least this happened outside, Lucy! Unlike your frightning encounter with that monster crab spider that was in your house! *cringes with fear*
The desert can be scary, Gordy. That's why we live in the center of town! The outlying areas are too creepy! *giggles* And Area 51 is creepy too. Who knows what's hidden there and what they are testing there! Mol! Mom's heard a few stories from people who worked there.
Kittanna, is was scary for mom looking and reading on the camel spider all these years later! The first Websites she went to all made this spider sound aggressive and horrifying. They said that they're called camel spiders because they kill and eat camels! Thankfully that's not true! They are not mean and that's why mom put the link to the fact and fiction Website in my diary.
Greystone! *giggles at your mom* Thankfully the camel spider zoomed off in the opposite direction! :) Sorry we creeped your mom out! *hugs*
Sampson, you are MEAN!!! *shudder*
I'm sure glad we don't have spiders like that! Scary, even for a big boy like me!
Thanks for the beach ball for my DDP yesterday. I'm going to go play with it so i don't have to think about camel spiders!
Oh yucky, yucky, yuck. Mietzi and I don't like spiders. Mom always wants us to kill them but we are not touching them, so she has to kill them herself. My fur was standing up as I was reading this. I would jump up in the air screaming too if a camel spider gave me a hug. Glad that we don't have them here.