Last night I was reading “The Great Bug Search” to the boys and sweet boy #2 informed us of a startling development concerning the occupants of his cabin. We were on the desert bug page that showed a good selection of the creepy crawlies that one might encounter in the Mexican desert. After enjoying each insect and arachnid in turn sweet boy #2 declared that he had a southern black widow spider in his cabin.
But he assured me not to fret over his safety for his cabin also contained a trapdoor spider. Then with incredibly animated grimaces and a good deal of wild hand motions, he outlined the entire process by which the trap door spider would keep the occupants of his cabin safe from the southern black widow spider. Apparently if the black widow spider began to get too frisky sweet boy #2 would herd it toward the waiting den of the trap door spider and the trap door spider would lay in wait until the opportune moment before opening the door and yanking the southern black widow spider into it’s trap! Phew, I felt safer immediately.
How about you? After his careful preparations for making living with a poisonous arachnid less hazardous, would you visit sweet boy #2’s cabin?