There are some things about Australia that I can’t quite handle on a regular basis. One such thing is also the reason I will never, ever, ever, EVER leave the windows down in a car in this country when I’m not driving.
We got a little reminder of that reason last night when we were driving the car home from the station (yes, we’re that lazy sometimes).
All of a sudden, in the darkness while at a stoplight, Pat tells me to look at his window, so I do, but this is what we saw:
If you’re thinking those look like the huge, giant legs of a massive spider, you would be absolutely correct!
We reassure ourselves that the spider is on the outside of the vehicle, and our windows are closed, but that still doesn’t make it easier to deal with how big and creepy it is. We drive the next block to home with the spider on the window until all of a sudden it disappears.
“Oh crap! Where did it go?!” I interject.
Just as soon as I ask the question, it is answered when I turn my head to my window and see it spread out in full view:
How it got there so fast, I am not sure; it was straight out of a horror film to us both. Or maybe there were more than one of those bad boys hanging out on the car last night. I didn’t want to think about it.
I was more concerned with how I was going to get out of the car as we were just pulling into our parking spot at home.
Since it was still on my window, Pat got out and took the camera to catch the following photos, but also shoo the spider out of my exit area.
This is a Huntsman spider: It does no harm to people, but they are massive and massively ugly. We get them in our apartment from time to time; they especially like our bathroom. They are a part of Australia I will never get used to!
After I posted this, Pat and I went out in the car and guess who’s back…