Monday, February 21, 2011

New York Beakerkin meets the Tarantula of Doom

In a scene straight out of James Bond, a tarantula wandered into my shower in Guyana.
As I was unarmed my sole defense was a wet towel. The Tarantula escaped out of a hole in the cinder block wall. Now Tarantulas do not have tounges but I think the chap was laughing at me as it fled.

I did enjoy seeing kingfishers, hummingbirds, lizards and huge frogs in Guyana. There was a mongoose and I made sure Sidney the small cat was safe at home.


Ducky's here said...

Beak, any comments on the Middle East? Who's running the protests, Communists or the Muslim Brotherhood?

beakerkin said...

In the end it does not matter. The
entrenched powers have been shaken.
The notion that there are limits to power is good.

Note Marxist Syria is fine thus far.

Alligator said...

It's interesting to note that only Syria and Arabia seem unrattled so far. The demonstration in Iran will fizzle out soon enough. The USA certainly has not supported any dissident movements in Iran in word or deed, and I think a majority of Iranians support the Mullahs.

Anyone giving odds on how much longer Khadaffy will hold out? Right before they turned on him, he started playing the Palestinian/Israeli card but none of his people were distracted. Listened to his "I'm still here speech." Talk about delusional dictators!

Alligator said...

Beak, tarantulas are actually harmless and kids in the Amazon keep them for pets. Now the Brazilian Wandering Spider (also found in Guyana) looks a little like a tarantula but is much more lithe and speedy and has a leg span of about 4-5 inches. They are also aggressive and the most venomous spider in Latin America. Over 7,000 people hospitalized from their bite.
You should have gotten a picture for ID purposes!

Warren said...

"You should have gotten a picture for ID purposes!"

Couldn't the spider have just looked at Beak's passport picture?