I admit it. I jumped a little.
We have cats. It is, therefore, not at all unusual to find a small dust bunny in the bathtub when one goes to run a bath. Fingernail-sized or smaller, light enough to have been wafted on the current of air from the register up and into the tub, a dark ball of fuzz one grabs out and throws away--
It is very unusual for one of those to run away when you reach for it!
Of course it was a spider, some kind of dark, fuzzy-looking hunting spider and no, I didn't kill it. Spiders are a little spooky but in the U.S., most are harmless and they control very many insect pests. This one was not brown and fiddlebacked; it wasn't a smooth black spider with a red hourglass on its abdomen. I lured it onto a square of tissue paper and hoisted it out to scurry off to a dark corner.
But I sure did jump when that dust bunny ran away!
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