September 26, 2005

Link to Bug Photos

I just found this great page of photos of bugs found in Taiwan.

Large spiders do not usually annoy or scare me, but two exceptions are when they are in my bedroom and when they are on my body. I found a huge wolf spider on the wall of my bedroom a few weeks ago. (It looked like the spider carrying an egg sac on this page, but bigger.) Despite its size, the spider was incredibly fast. I tried to herd it into the open using a can of Lysol spray, but it holed up underneath a desk. The Lysol was not working, so I added a lighter. After a blast from this blowtorch, the spider leapt down from the desk, narrowly missing my face. I eventually caught it, but it robbed me of a few hours of sleep.


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