So maybe it wasn't the largest spider EVER
. But it certainly was the largest that any of us has ever seen outside of the arachnid house at the zoo. While they are big and ugly at the zoo, we have no problem tormenting them because there is a thick piece of glass between us and them.
However, when we found this one in our house, Wendy immediately consulted the handy, dandy Spider Chart on the refrigerator, which was given to her by the relocation agent... Just in case.
Then she called Mike and begged to come home from work. Since that wasn't an option, she grabbed Max's staff (aka, BIG stick), wrapped a plastic bag around it (to avoid getting spider guts on it), and called on the moral support of her 3 biggest fans (Jake, Max & Alex).
The first attempt to stab the spider was unsuccessful and resulted in a lot of screaming and door slamming! The second attempt was also foiled but this time, instead of just trying to find another hiding spot, the spider ran toward Wendy. Natural instincts kicked in and she clubbed the spider! It's guts went all over the bag and the carpet.
At this point, the boys joined Wendy and worried when they saw the legs of the mammoth spider twitching. Once the legs had fully contracted, Wendy flipped it over and took yet another photo.
When Mike called to make sure that everything was OK, Wendy said, "The adrenaline is still rushing through my veins. I may need a beer." Instead, she decided to share this crazy story with you!
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(Picture of dead spider on the right.)