Ick! I freaking HATE spiders. But the ones that I encounter in Thailand really, really scare me. They are gi-normous! Huge!
My first giant Thailand spider encounter was when I was walking alone back to our house, through the school hallway. I noticed something moving to my left, and when I looked down, there was a spider, almost the size of my foot. Freaked me out! Though, I managed, out of fear, to just jump OVER it and continue home.
My second one was this Monday at our house. Just a giant spider was walking across our living room... Matt noticed it first and, thankfully, killed it quickly.
Third one was in Science class on Tuesday... one of the students killed it.
Fourth one was in English class on Wednesday... we had to take time out to kill the thing... 'twas HUGE! It got away. :(
Fourth one was today (1st picture).
This Not-So-Little guy was hiding in our toilet. Matt says to me, "honey, will you bring me the bug spray"... and I said, "Where is it!?!?!" Then he said to come and look, so I took the camera. Now I have a way to prove to you peopl e how big these things are. Needless to say, I am now afraid of going into any of our bathrooms! Fifth one: same day. (Just now actually). I was walking INTO a different bathroom and noticed something moving above my head... yep, it was this guy. Matt was out, so I had to wait for him to come home. It took him quite a while to kill this one... he was a brave spider and fought valiantly. He ran down the wall and up a few times before finally surrendering to the half a bottle of Raid that was sprayed on him. Shriveled up, he's about the size of the face of an ipod... seriously. Imagine what he was spread out in his days of glory. Ick!
Please, truly, pray for me to be able to deal with these things better. Apparently, they are just part of living here. :) Thanks, friends!