What’s That In Your Hair?!

These are words most people really don’t want to hear, but it came from my little one who’s known for being a bit of a prankster.

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These are the grown up versions of the baby in my hair.

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He was looking at my head when he realized this baby Praying Mantis was crawling from my head onto the couch cushion.  I didn’t believe him at first, but finally (and carefully) moved to see if it was real.  I had been out in the garden not too long earlier, but I was still surprise that this little critter had manage to hang out safely all that time.  The medium boy got to be the hero and returned this baby back to the garden where it can hopefully grow up and eat lots of bugs we don’t want.  At least it was a critter with six legs and not eight!

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  1. Rhody just got one with eight legs! It was in his ear and swollen like a grape. I feel horrible that I did not see it before it chewed in. I was already grossed out because I found 6 (!) on him at once, and then 8(!!). It was weird to find so many on such a small terrier, than none for a day or so, than so many again, and then none until this morning. How does such a small terrier collect so many?

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    1. Oh my, that is a lot! Our cats thankfully don’t get them here, as far as I can tell. But I did pull one off of me a year ago. It had dug in, but hadn’t gotten engorged, yet. So gross! The 8 legged ones I worry most about are Black Widows. We get tons of them in the garage and yard, and even occasionally in the house. My middle son woke up to find one right next to his bed that hadn’t been there the night before!

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      1. Oh my! I so know that distinctive snapping of the web. They are so distinct from other webs, and just like you say, they are rather sloppy. They are usually out of the way, but sometimes they get in the way. I do not know if I have ever seen on in the Los Angeles area, but what really freaks Brent out there are the globe spider webs that extend across driveways and walkways, and the areas where one is most likely to walk through them. They even gross me out!

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      2. I don’t think that there are many of them anywhere. They are rather spread out. It is just their nature. It keeps us from getting accustomed to them and desensitized to their nastiness.

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