52% intelligent. 9% modest. More monkey than bear.
Wednesday 6 October 2004
But where were the Spiders...
Right - in this is my entry into the "I've seen a massive spider and survived" competiton..... this was in Northern Territories Australia in January this year, and I believe it is called a Wolf Spider. Sadly no metre ruler to give you the scale, but it could have taken my hand off (and given that this species, and indeed this particular specimen, rear up on their hind legs and look you in the eye, for a moment I thought it was going to).
Apparently this has a venom that acts as an anaesthetic, so it can eat parts of you in your sleep without you knowing. Nice.
Somehow it's apt that this is my 100th post here. So let's hear the fanfare as I raise my bat to the pavilion....