Tuesday, November 06, 2007

A week late for Halloween, but . . .

How'd you like to meet this guy in a dark alley?

We found him scooting across the 17th green on a golf course. This is not your standard hazard, like a sand bunker or pond.

Don't ask what that big fat hairy body is for. I assume it's to store up all the poison he uses to bite and kill people.

Carol, a lot braver than her husband, got down to look him eye to eye.

But when he got really close, she took up her putter and exited towards the next tee. Sorta high-steppin', she was.

Blame her?


kenju said...

I don't blame her one bit! I would never have gotten that close anyway!

Anonymous said...

I'm sure to a male of the species, she looks really good.

Before, of course, she devours him.

Unknown said...

My reaction would have involved the putter, too...

Duke_of_Earle said...


As golfers say, I'm not sure the putter would have been "enough club." Something a bit longer would have been my preference. Like, perhaps, the proverbial "ten-foot pole!"


Shesawriter said...

Yuk. I wonder what kind of spider that is.

Duke_of_Earle said...

My guess would be that it's the ugly, HAIRY kind. But what do I know about arachnids?


Nankin said...

I always have to dispose of spiders in our house, so maybe next time a I'll use a glof club for my weapon of choice.

Duke_of_Earle said...


You may want to re-think that if the spider happens to be on or near a window. Otherwise, swing away!


Christina said...

RE: this post

EEEEWWWWWWWWWW! That was really disgusting. How good is her telephoto lens (e.g. how close did she actually have to get for that close-up)?

RE: your last post

My toilet has been functioning perfectly, and it has NOT ONCE leaked! ;)

Anonymous said...

Yet another reason to live somewhere where it gets nice and cold a few months every year!


Duke_of_Earle said...


Are you trying to tell me that New York State doesn't have spiders??

Ri-i-iight! Now let's talk about February golf.


Candace said...

Is that a tarantulla? (Can't tell how big it is with nothing for reference.) Anyway, Carol? You are one macha lady!

Duke_of_Earle said...


No, it's not. We do have them this far north, but rarely. The last time I saw one was when I lived in Kingsville, TX. This guy (gal?) was MUCH smaller than a tarantula, and the tarantulas I've seen are much blacker and hairier. When I posted this I commented to Carol that it's a shame I hadn't dropped a quarter on the ground beside this (for size reference) when she was taking the pictures. In my memory its bulbous body was about the size of a quarter, but I think in reality it was closer to a dime.


Candace said...

John, congratulations - you won! (see mah blog)

Anonymous said...

so I discover a great new blog courtesy of horny old baby boomer badabing, and I scroll down too fast (as per instructions) and I find gross effing bug.


That's alright. I put a few of em on mine too, hehehehe

The cake btw was toooo cute!!