Village life is not for the faint-hearted (part 4)

Back in January 2010 I wrote about creations of God that can be found just outside and quite often INSIDE my house in the village.

The whole idea of taking photos of these things started with my first post in April 2009.

So we are now at part 4.

On 21st February 2010, around 6pm, I walked into the upstairs toilet, and when I was about to place my left foot inside the small room, I was greeted by this skinny, hairy critter:

A few minutes later, it had become:

So as you can see, I am not that fond of spiders, especially when they suddenly appear as you’re doing your business. Blame it on my experience years ago when I was chased around in near-darkness by a big one after I killed its mate. That was a real scary experience.

Not that there’s a shortage of spiders in the house. At any one time, I could see literally dozens of them, but they don’t really bother me as they are all quietly waiting for their victims in their web.

Still, exactly a month later, the following medium-sized beauty was close enough to be photographed with my dying-to-be-upgraded-PnS camera:

I had to take a few shots, with flash to get an acceptable result – luckily the arachnid didn’t get startled and jumped ON me.

Well, after reading through all 4 parts, do you think my life insurance premium should be increased due to the enormous hazards living in a village entails?

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