Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Leslie Langtry Holds A Tarantula

Actually, this is my daughter holding Rosie, the Chilean Rose Tarantula. I went first. And because I'm the only one in the family who takes pictures, I'm never in them. And that's not a bad thing.

We were in Denver this past weekend for a military thingy. We managed to scrape a few hours together to see the sights. And what do we do? See the King Tut exhibit at the Denver Art Museum? Drive thru the mountains? No! We opted for the Butterfly Pavillion and Insect Museum!

Of course you are not suprised. It's me, after all. AND, they had a giant preying mantis out front!

I highly recommend it. Unless you have a daughter like mine - who now wants a tarantula for a pet. I have to admit, Rosie was very sweet. It felt like q-tips walking across my hand. I wonder if they do back massage?

Don't worry, we didn't buy one in the gift shop (and yes, they were selling them). I wasn't sure how we could explain a tarantula going through airport security. They had a better deal on Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches...2 for $5. But somehow, I thought the airline might frown upon that even more. I did wonder if they'd let me carry on a 12 foot tall praying mantis...

I'll keep you updated on the pet front. If we get one, I'll have a naming the tarantula contest. Until then, have a Happy Holiday!

The Assassin


TerriOsburn said...

I saw these pics on Facebook and cringed. LOL! Me + bugs = Me screaming like a banshee.

Clearly the pet would be named Charlotte. Duh. You'll have to rename the hound Wilber.

Merry Christmas!!

Leslie Langtry said...

That's a pretty good name! Wonder why I didn't think of that?

TerriOsburn said...

You were still distracted by the giant praying mantis.

Leslie Langtry said...

That's probably true. I LOOOOOVE preying mantids!

Tori Lennox said...

I had yo zip past the picture. Even pictures of tarantulas freak me out. *g*

Leslie Langtry said...

I understand. I was terrified of spiders for years. Then I saw Arachnaphobia and somehow that reversed things. Odd right?