Spider in my room

One night while working in my room, I noticed a spider. It’s legs spread out seemed to span about 2.5 inches. Not that small, but also not a super big spider. And when I see spiders, I usually do not kill them since I consider them “good guys” since they eat the mosquitos, flies and other small insects. I also consider lizards “good guys” too since they can even eat cockroaches bigger than their mouth. Just like all retiles do, they do not chew, and their jaw seems to detach as they swallow big insects or animals they prey on. House lizards are cool to me since they eat cockroaches. When I was kid, the house I grew up in usually had a trail of ants that I watch. Where they go and pass by, how they bring food with them, what they do to their dead. And also in the same bathroom, I would observe the cob webs and spiders in them, and I would sometimes get some ants and drop them in the web and just watch the spiders quickly jump to the ants, and wrap them up and then seems to bite a small piece of, maybe to kill them, then bring them to one location and to not eat them right away.

Just a few days ago, I saw a spider in my room. And since I do not consider them the “bad guys” unlike mosquitos, flies and cockroaches, i kept the spider alive and decided to get as close as I can without scaring it to be able to take a good photo of it. Surprisingly the spider did not even moved even with the bright flash and I was even able to move it a lot more closer and take a picture of the spider again. Maybe this is what I feel that is crawling on my feet sometimes when I sleep, but I just move and it goes away and I sleep again.

Photo of a spider in my room

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7 thoughts on “Spider in my room

  1. Putcha, that’s big! Did you kill it? Did it bite you? I suppose you won’t need a ride to work because you’ll just crawl up to 9th floor? 😀

  2. Ha3x this bring me back to my child-hood as well! Does this explain why you do unexpected “cartwheels–spiderman!”

  3. That is the scariest thing I’ve seen, AHAH! Make sure your friend stays at home, K. Don’t bring him to work…

    PS. You know, they say you eat about 7 spiders a year so if your creepy friend disappears, I guess we know where he went. LOL 🙂

  4. I found a massive spider in my dresser during mt 4th of July BBQ. It was at least 4 inches long and light brown in color. I usually don’t freak out at spiders but I’d never seen one like this before!

    Turns out it was a Camel spider like the huge ones troops are finding in Iraq. There are a few of them in southern California. Oh it was so huge and gross! My friends all gathered around and then did him in! Poor thing.

  5. I’m aware of how Camel spiders look like and they can grow larger than 4 inches I believe. And I think I will seek someone else help to get one out of my room. That is too big, or can grow bigger and I do not want something like a camel spider in my room. But for spiders like this one I saw in my room, I kept it alive. I know it is a harmless insect eating spider.

    I have read that camel spiders are really harmless which is contrary to common belief from various urban legends, but knowing that these camel spiders can also feed on small mice and small birds, I would rather not have one of them in my room. 😀

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