Sunday, June 19, 2011

Recently, one of these guys paid a visit to me.

This my friends, is a Cane Spider. They are only found on the Hawaiian Islands and Austrailia. 

When we were in Maui, Auntie and I discovered one on the wall of a restruant we were eating at. (Nope, it wasn't an awful restruant. In fact, it was a fancy steakhouse. I guess the spider wanted steak too.) You know when, in a nightmare, you open your mouth to scream and no sound comes out? That was me.

The spider on the wall? His name is George. I named him George so I wouldn't cry. I figured if they have a name, they can't be TOO scary right? Right. Note, these are NOT George's pictures, just ones I found online of his friends, because I was too frozen in fear to take out my camera.

They are as big as you think they are.

Now, onto the big question: Are they poisonous?  Answer: Nope. Just scary as hell. They do eat the bugs though, including the roaches.

I think I'd rather see a roach.


  1. Heebie Jeebies. I now have chills up and down my spine. Yikes!

  2. Oh. my. gosh. Didn't you ask for a warning on my insect collection post???? Heebie-frickin'-jeebies!!

  3. Ha. That's funny. I didn't notice Joyful Sparrow said "Heebie Jeebies" until just now.

  4. Joyful Sparrow, YIKES indeed.

    Hayley I remember that. Hah. I think I'm building a tolerance, because I keep thinkin that bug collection doesn't look so bad now. BUT: see how it feels? Huh? Add THAT guy to your bug collection. If he'll let you. Sometimes they hiss and bite. ;)

  5. oh, i haven't built a tolerance yet! i like spiders about as much as Ron from Harry Potter does :/

  6. I commend you. I would have run out screaming. That spider looks like a living nightmare.

  7. I would have taken my shoe off (never mind the quality of restaurant) and stood up and smashed that sucker.

  8. Well, something that eats roaches can't be too bad. But most certainly I would freak out if I saw it!

    Found you on 20SB.