20 July, 2009

Earlswood - Giant Spider on the loose

Earlswood - Giant Spider on the loose
Wonderful...according to the local paper, the chief shed installation technician for our local garden centre opened up a flat packed shed that they had shipped in from China and found a fully grown (and by that I mean the size of a human hand) Huntsman Spider lurking inside...instead of killing it with fire or smashing it to pieces with a shovel, he did what any sane individual would do - he caught it inside a cardboard box and took it home to show his girlfriend...only by the time he had made it back to the house he had "forgotten" that it was in his van...yep, those sort of things just slip the mind so easily! Anyway, when he finally remembered (the next day) he didn't call up environmental health, his local zoo, or even a vet...no, after some consideration they decided that the best course of action would be to put a picture of it up on Facebook (of course!) so all his non-zoologist friends could offer their expert opinion, and off the back of "eventually someone wrote and said it looked like a huntsman" they decided to take it upon themselves to release it into the local community as it was "probably safe"...

Brilliant...!

A proper expert was later quoted as saying that the next very cold winter would "probably" kill it (unless it takes up residence in a loft, or an under stairs cupboard, or a cosy shed)...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

face+palm

Ys said...

Haha... Oh God, Facebook strikes again!