Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Vancouver Update: Spider Wrangling


video

On Saturday, we had a Wolf spider in our Main Street shop. A customer noticed it conspicuously sitting on the white wallpaper at the edge of the ceiling. They are usually good at camouflaging themselves, but I guess this one was checking out the shop (don't worry, this is only the second Wolf spider we've found in the shop in 8 years).

I usually have no problem sweeping up or catching spiders and putting them outside (with a strong warning to them that they are not longer welcome inside!). This time though, I was not up for the task, nor was Christina who was working with me that day. We asked a male customer if he was into Spider Wrangling and he gallantly took up the task.

Here's the video of his brave feat. Sorry about losing visual composure toward the end, I became a screeching school girl when his technique involved more than immediate capture. I love Christina's dance of joy as the capture is complete. The spider was carried far from the shop to be reintroduced to the wilds of urban Vancouver.

Thank you again kind sir!

4 comments:

Smoking Lily said...

I screamed when the spider dropped. That spider was HUGE. I was telling Harmony about the video and she though I said 'a customer caught a bull fighter in the shop'.

glenda said...

A bull fighter! Hilarous! We'll keep you posted on that Harmony.

meags said...

The video doesn't even come close to catching the horror of the event. I was behind the camera and was still scared that it would somehow make its way to me. I love that we were all screaming but were horrified at the idea of killing it rather than a catch and release.

glenda said...

Yeah, we were all very set on not killing the giant beast! Out of site, out of mind...