Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A bit more nature than I really wanted to see...

Well.... I really am a city girl.  Always have been one.  So it is a bit odd to me that the first couple of months of life in London has involved so many exposures to wildlife.  We have seen pigeons aplenty, hedgehogs, and foxes, but this one really pushed me over the top.   I am not a squeemish girl.  Really.  I don't generally mind spiders.  But this thing was the biggest one I have seen in my life (that wasn't in a cage at a zoo).  To get a sense of the dimensions, we caught this thing in a 4 cup measuring cup.  I dropped the cup over it, then slid a piece of paper underneath to pick it up.  You can see that, from leg tip to leg tip, it was almost the same size as the bottom of the measuring cup.  Alex carried it outside to live someplace other than the living room.  Bleech!

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