“Hey guys, we’ve got our first tarantula!” -Matt

A post from one of my roommates on the critters we deal with on a daily basis here.

Annie Goes to Guyana

Last night we saw our first tarantula…it was in our house. It was larger than the palm of my hand and had gross, hairy legs and scared us all as much as a tarantula in your house should scare anybody. We kept tabs on it for a while, but at one point it wasn’t where we had seen it and now its “gone”. I’m telling myself that it went back into the wild and hates being indoors, so there is no way it would return (fingers crossed).

This is absolutely the scariest thing we’ve seen in our house, second to the disgustingly large (6 inches long, 1.5 inches wide) millipede we saw dash across our floor, third to the 9 million gecko lizards that live with us–those things are everywhere!; in the shower, bedroom, living room, kitchen, sinks; they’re pretty creepy, but I’ve heard they eat mosquitoes so I guess they’re…

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