Monday, January 2, 2012

I found a Funnel Web in the house....

I wanted to tell you about the other morning....usually the morning routine is that Paul gets up and goes to work while Vicki and I continue to snuggle.  Vicki gets up about 7.00am and then goes and has a shower.  Then she will get dressed, have some breakfast, do her hair (which involves a blowdryer) and thats my cue to go and sit by the back door.  Vicki will then come and let me out and we go to the laundry for some breakfast and then she goes to work. 

Well, the other morning, Vicki got out of the shower and found me sitting on the mat near the front door.  Pretty unusual for me, because I am normally still snuggled up on the bed waiting for that hairdryer to start.  
So Vicki stepped over me and continued on with her routine which was good.  She stepped over me a couple of times and asked me what I was doing there but I was busy, so I ignored her.
Then Vicki wanted to give me breakfast so she opened the back door.  Normally I would come running from wherever I was to get out to that laundry for some breakfast.  So Vicki came over and picked me up to take me outside and what did she discover that I was hiding.....?  Yep, have a look below...a Funnel Web Spider!

So Vicki was majorly freaked out.  It is common for them to come in the house after rain, and we have been getting heaps of rain recently.  Vicki put me down in the kitchen and just checked that yes, it was a Funnel Web.  I kept looking at her and at then the spider, saying, "Look, look what I found!".  I was very excited.  So Vicki opened the front door and threw the rug that the spider was on, outside. She was very proud of me because she knew that I knew that she wouldn't have seen the spider and may have trodden on it.  They are very poisonous and if you don't get treated, you will die from the bite.  Go here for some more information on these spiders:

So now Vicki wants to know how I knew there was a spider in the house and broke my routine?  Have you ever done something brave like this?


  1. You are a HERO!!!

    We, on the other hand, are Little $hits...we leave dead scorpions on the floor and snicker while Mommy screams.

  2. Ahh! You were brave, Batu! I don't like spiders. (Is that pix life-size?...Hope not!)

    Maybe cuz you are psychic and you can handle some unusual things.

    Sending love to you and wishing you the happiest of new years. Hope 2012 brings only good things. xo

  3. EEEEKKK!!!! You be careful, little Batu. Those things are small but dangerous!!

  4. Oooh Batu, you little hero rescuing your mom from that spider, I bet she was very glad that you found it and not her!
    If you're anything like my two though, you probably didn't know what all the fuss was about and were most upset when your new plaything got tossed outside!! :)

  5. Wow! That was so very brave of you Batu! You are good to keep Vicki safe! I am proud of you!

  6. OMC !
    What a nasty little spider !
    Glad you showed it to your mom so she could through it out , before anyone stepped on it and got bitten !
    You sure are a HERO Batu !!


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