Monday, September 22, 2008

Texas Sized...

Call them Palmetto Bugs, Waterbugs...whatever. They are just big ol' southern cockroaches and NASTY! Found this itty-bitty (dead, thank goodness) by the garage this morning. You know it's bad when you can see them from 15 feet away... I brought him around to the patio (in a dustpan, of course, all the while managing not looking at it) to get the photo. Sad to say that this isn't the only one we've ever seen, and when I say he's itty -bitty, I'm not joking. After seeing our first one of these mutant pests and asking our neighbor about it, we were told, "No need to worry 'bout them. You should see the size they get down in Houston." Hmmm...that's a trip I don't think I'll be taking anytime soon. There's lots of damage down there from the hurricane, but I'm sure these guys are still alive and well. Brendan immediately knew I was up to something and ran right over to revive his little friend. His approach? Scaring him back to life by growling at it like a lion. "Run away, cricket. Time to wake up beetle! ROARRRR!"

7 comments:

  1. HA! I remember seeing one of those "water bugs" in Tennessee... screamed a little, okay screamed A LOT! and then went running until I realized if it's not dead it might get me in my sleep. Never found it, but also never sat on the couch where I saw it either:)

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  2. i feel for you! we have those here too! i found one just like that in my bathroom about an hour ago. mauricio's big giant army boots took care of that one.

    and this morning we had a nice little baby water moccasin on our front porch waiting for us when i went to take the dog out! that totally freaked me out!!!!! i made mauricio remove it completely from the property! bugs are one thing but poisonous snakes freak me out!

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  3. NASTY! SCARY! YUK!!! My Dad bought Cannon a Venus fly trap plant on Saturday. It has been so cool to watch it eat little Clovis sized bugs.

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  4. Please tell me they don't deep fry them & sell them at the county fair!
    We would always get these huge (the size of your hand)light brown spiders at our house in Prather. Only once did we have a real taranchula, the fat body Halloween ones. It was in the backyard & we launched it into the field. That was creepy. You get used to it after a while.
    Well, wait a minute. I don't know about the antenna. One of them might get left behind when you squish it. Eww eww eww - ok, now I'm grossed out! BLECH! Oh, Rebecca -how long before you move again?

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  5. your family picture wall is so great. i sat there studying it for like 3 minutes - i did not realize i was doing this of course until someone interrupted my gaze. i have lots of black frames, big and small, black and whites and a staircase - i may have to make mine look like that too!

    and where do you have your "kids artwork collage" hanging? in the family room or in the kids room? i love that idea too.

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  6. How would you like to have those at your place of employment!? Those huge roaches live in my office (in Fresno). The Orkin guy says they're some sort of Asian-something roach. But yea, I have to pick a few up off the floor about once a week or so, totally gross.

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  7. Just wait until you find one in your pillow case on your bed where you lovingly place your head each night!!!!!!!!!!

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