Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #6)
Tue Mar 12, 2013, 02:03 PM
sharp_stick (13,623 posts)
7. I had a friend that loved spiders
he's pretty well known in the tarantula world and he tried valiantly to turn me into a spider lover.
I was able to actually have one of them sit on me and crawl around...I didn't wet my pants so I thought I did pretty well. I'm not completely paralyzed by them but I won't go out of my way to be around them either. I also try not to kill spiders but the little jumping spiders we get around here I'll relocate P.D.Q. just because their reflexes are so quick they kind of freak me out.
I think the spider thing began when I was a kid visiting my grand parents. I closed the bathroom door then looking in the mirror saw a Wolf Spider that my kid brain interpreted as being the size of a dinner plate. My grandmother calmly wrapped it in a towel and released it in the yard, I thought she had some kind of superpower.
I've never had a problem with snakes and lizards of any kind, I haven't kept them myself but I've handled them and been around them without incident. Nice that the chameleon washes his own hands.
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