Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Only in Texas

Only in Texas can you walk out on your back porch and see a gigantic spider the size of a toad, then turn around and see a baby toad the size of a small spider... then run back inside to grab your camera only to return just in time to watch a large red wasp drag the huge toad-sized spider across your porch to heaven only knows where.


This baby toad was the size of my thumbnail:





I've never seen a tarantula here before, nor have I seen a huge red wasp... much less a huge red wasp dragging a tarantula!








My life has never felt so bizarre.



9 comments:

Danica/Dream said...

Nice pics! Thanks for stopping by the other day!

Heidi @ GGIP said...

I don't like the idea of red wasps or tarantulas living nearby

Chris the Crazy Conservative said...

Crystal, the pics of the tarantula and the wasp are incredible... like something you would see in a nature magazine!!! Very impressive!! Hold on to those.

Chris the Crazy Conservative said...

OK, on second look, I am not sure it is a tarantula. They are usually hairy, I think. But... even if it isn't, these are still really cool pictures.

Jessica Morris said...

ewwww. that is really gross.

I just blogged about you JUST BECAUSE. Ya know... just because I like you. And just because I can. :)

Dustin said...

Ok, my bad...it was I who told her it looked like some kind of tarantula because of the size and "hairy-ness" of it...but after doing a little bit of web-research...looks more like some kind of wolf spider.

Still, you should have seen the thing...it was *THIS BIG*

Donna said...

Wolf spider??!!

Huge spider eating wasps?!!

Sorry, Crystal, but I am never coming to visit you. Ever.

Laurel said...

Wow, those are amazing pics!!! My stomach would be turning knots to see that, between fascination and barf-city!!

ChelseaRae said...

Wow, I can't believe you got close enough to take those pictures!! They are really cool but you are way braver than me!