Over the last week we have been inundated with spiders around here.
First we found a White-tail on the stairs.Well, the stairs just go down to the garage and laundry and so we weren't too worried.
Then P found another white tail on one of Lily's soft toys as he was picking it up to give to her.
We started to get worried.
The next day P found two more White-tails in the bathroom.
We were officially worried at this point.
Then yesterday I disturbed a huge Huntsman in the lounge room. Not dangerous, but scary nonetheless.
Then P almost sat on another White-tail on the couch. And then... I found a Redback in the bath.
Despite being vegans we have called exterminators.
If you are not Australian, then you might not quite understand why. But, you see, Redbacks are lethal. If that Redback had bitten Lily then she would possibly have died before we got her to the hospital.
It's funny how you can go for years feeling pretty comfortable living in a country that is just chock full of creatures that can kill you and then one day it strikes you as all a bit scary.