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Monday, October 24, 2011
Tarantula Spider in our House in Cuenca Ecuador!
Yes, you read the title right; there was a big (baby) hairy tarantula spider in our house last night! Brandon got up at around 11:30pm to get a drink of water and when he switched on the kitchen light there it was on the floor in the corner of our kitchen! Eek! He had one leg up on the cupboard like he was getting ready to crawl up onto my kitchen counters!
The boys were making such a ruckus that Frank and I go rushing out to the kitchen to see what’s going on and we see this big hairy tarantula in the middle of the kitchen floor! But this is not the Ecuadorian jungle! You mean there are these kinds of spiders in Cuenca!? I could barely go near it to take some pictures. The only time we have ever seen a tarantula spider was at the Brownsville zoo in Texas.
Where did it come from we have no idea. Did she lay eggs somewhere in a corner of our kitchen cupboards, we have no idea. Will we see more of these long legged, hairy creatures in our home!? Eeeeeeeeek! I hope not! I think we live in South America after all.
Posted by Discover Cuenca Ecuador at Monday, October 24, 2011