Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Do Spiders Get Car Sick?
I have a pet spider. He lives behind the wing mirror on the driver's side of my car.
Every night he spins a fine web across my wing mirror and to the window and windscreen and every morning I break it. I drive to and from work and then, when the car is quiet, he industriously spins a new one.
I see him now and then, but today I realised he was hanging onto his silk for dear life banging around in the turbulence. I couldn't stop quickly because I was in traffic 'well, officer, I had to stop 'cos my spider was dangling dangerously from my wing mirror' - yep, I can see that going down well. So I kept a constant speed and watched my spider out of the corner of my eye.
Finally, he reached a sturdy silk thread and scooted up and into his safe haven behind the mirror.
I like my pet spider..... I'm glad he got home safe.....