Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Tarantula Whisperer

Imagine if you will a outing of two blogger friends to the Science Museum of Minnesota for an evening of socializing, Egyptology and a few tasty snacks.  That my friends would have been last night's Social Science event.  While my favorite part was the access to the King Tut exhibit (I'll share pictures of that next week) there was a lot of fun stuff going on.

They had snacks and beverages to spare, plus all the exhibits were open with some extra special guests as well.  There was a kestrel present with his owner (think falcon), there were a bunch of snacks and reptiles (I liked the ball python best), and there was Bruce the Bug guy.

Now I had heard of Bruce the Bug guy once before - he did a presentation at my church's preschool last week but I hadn't met him or his bugs before.  So my blogger friend and I turned the corner to see Bruce and saw him handing people a tarantula to hold.

Now I am not a spider type of girl - not so much, but when your friend leans over and whispers, "I once had a challenge on my blog to hold a tarantula and I've still never done it" then you KNOW that you are going to have to make her hold that giant furry spider.

And so we did...


And after that picture I *MAY* have said, "wait let me turn on the flash" and fumbled with my camera for a few seconds while she was holding that spider.

But she was a trooper and we have proof now.  She held a tarantula.

Of course not to be outdone it seemed only fair to hold him myself.  And I swear once I got past the initial heebee jeebee's he gave me, he was sort of cute.  In fact, I am pretty sure he nuzzled himself into my hand.
So perhaps I am the Tarantula Whisperer.  But little goat isn't allowed to have one for a long long (Read: EVER) time.

7 comments:

Sabrina said...

Oh no! I don't do spiders of any kind! Especially after I was bit by a Brown Recluse, that was not fun! I am glad you had a good time, and a little fun. King Tut fascinates me, so I am anxious to see your pictures from that!!

Also, thanks for entering my giveaway! I Love me some Hungry Girl!!

krisgetshealthy.com said...

I want to head over and see Tut before it moves on. Holding a tarantula... No thanks. Bugs and spiders and mice etc squick me out something fierce!!

James said...

I will take a spider over a snake any day!

Ann said...

Ick, ick, ick, ick - NO!!!! Yuck. I am so creeped out by bugs - spiders included. You are ONE brave lady! I would NEVER!!!!

Valerie said...

Did I ever tell you I once had a pet Tarantula? I named her Charlie (as in Charlotte, as in "Charlotte's Web). I got her for a school project (that was the reason I gave my mom), and she was tons of fun. The best part? If she got nervous or startled, she'd shoot a web. So cool!

Jeni said...

Blech! You are braver than I, spiders are my biggest fear. Putting that on the list of pets my children will never own as well.

trishatfox said...

No thank you! That's all I have to say. No thank you!