Anyone remember my post about the big black spider with the white spot that took up residence in our kitchen sink – the one that turned out to be some kind of fucking jumping spider?
Well, her BIG brother has taken up residency in our mailbox; and he is showing no signs of moving elsewhere.
Mostly he scramble around the bottom of the box and gets out of the way when we get our mail, but I know – I KNOW – he is a JUMPING spider.
Google told me so.
And he’s way too big to squish.
Just the thought of all that spider gush makes me queasy.
Nope, nope, nope.
Besides, he’s not doing any real harm (except to my already somewhat fragile psyche).
He’s eating bugs that would otherwise be trying to enter our home.
I try leaving the lid up, but so far he has not been enticed by the idea of the big wide world outside our mailbox.
And the holes at the bottom of the mailbox are way too small for him to exit that way.
And there’s a perfectly good rain (aka water) spout nearby – aren’t spiders supposed to like rain (aka water) spouts?
Maybe the one from the sink left some kind of secret mark outside of our house to let other spiders know we don’t kill spiders in our house!
I know spiders are supposed to be our 8-legged friends, and as much as I would like to be all opened minded and stuff –
I just can’t.
Maybe a significant rise or fall of temperature will make him want to leave; but unfortunately, we’ve been having lovely mild weather
Do you suppose a teensy weensy (or itsy bitsy) eviction notice would work?