Tuesday, March 23, 2021

No Visitors Please!

I get few visitors to my apartment and even fewer this last year.  I'd like to have a pet, something cute and cuddly like a cat, but my apartment doesn't allow pets. I found a little unwanted visitor and I didn't keep it as a pet.  

Spiders are very fast, but I was able to catch this one with my coffee maker.  

I'm not afraid of spiders, but that doesn't mean I like them.  This one was big.  

I was able to slide a folder under it and throw it out the door. I said "Don't come back."  After that I scrubbed my coffee maker.


kiwikid said...

Spiders get the same treatment from me 😃😃
There had been one on the wall for days here, I told it to go outside or it would dehydrate, found it on the floor a few days ago and it was not healthy, it went outside!

jacaranda said...

White tip spiders, definitely not friends of humans, haven’t been around for a while, perhaps they caught covid!!! Spiders don’t bother me, but they are shown the door rather quickly. I like your coffee maker.

Queeniepatch said...

We get visits from only one type of small spiders. They are easy to catch with a glass and a piece of paper, then let go outside. I don't want to harm them as they are needed for pest control.
Your area is a bit more rural than mine, so you might have different types coming to visit. Keep your coffee maker ready!

Vireya said...

I'm a "catch and release" spider hunter, too. We get huntsman spiders which are a similar shape to your spider. I use a pint beer glass with a handle. The size is big enough to hold the spider, and the handle helps with the "catch" operation. But first I have to wait until the spider comes down low enough to be caught. They normally hang around near the ceiling for a week or more before they venture down looking for food.

Jeanie said...

That's my mouse-catching technique. And THAT is one big spider. I think I'd want him out the door, too!

Leonore Winterer said...

We once had a 'pet' spider - it always stayed in the same spot in the kitchen and caught all the fruit flies. I did get uneasy when it left its post, though!