This little guy is about 10cm - he's clinging to my cornice. They're great for catching moths and small insects and hang around the lights outside. It's when they come in and run about the place that's starting to bother me! Then there's this guy:I mean seriously!! Do they have to come indoors! There is plenty of outdoors to play in. This guy was about 10cm wide too, at the doorway to my kitchen. He's a Huntsman. Totally harmless until they jump at you and scare you into running around the house in your nightie trying to find a book to throw at him! They're fast too, so the book didn't work to start with (having 8 eyes probably works in their favour). He looks totally evil cause his eye glint with the flash! Ick! I don't even live in the bush, I live in the suburbs, I don't want to meet the wildlife unless it's out the car window or behind glass in the zoo! No I'm not a nature girl. I'm happy with my temperamental cat, the wildlife can go to Haiti!
Okay and since it's Monday I have a new Phrase for you: have you ever heard the term "Codswallop" as in "what a load of Codswallop!", well someone by the name of Hiram Codd used to put a glass marble in the neck of glass bottles that housed softdrink. When the bottle was shaken the pressure from the fizz cause the marble to sit against the glass creating a seal. Thus the word Codd bottle was created. A Wallop is an old slang term for beer which is also stored in a glass bottle - the two words Codd & Wallop were then merged. Who knew!?