Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Avondale Spider

Check out the size of this Avondale Spider that we found sitting on our BBQ. I had no idea that we could get spiders this big here in NZ. We put the spider into one of those short fat "Old El Paso" salsa jars.

Kept it in the jar for a few days. It had HUGE eyes.

Then I released it into a bush area at the local school. Watching it run up a tree, I didnt really feel scared of it.

But I was so scared of it when we first got it.

Bruce put it in the jar, he was very brave...for a little while. After he had scooped it into the jar he screamed "wheres the lid Fran, where's the lid?" It was so funny, I wish I had got that on video camera!