Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Nocturnal nightmare.....!


We're not so big on Halloween here in Perth and I suspect the rest of Australia is the same. I haven't  seen one spooky witch or skeleton hanging in any garden, not even a pumpkin upon a porch! Yet somehow I was compelled to present something scary, something much scarier than any old ghoul or axe wielding physco.. As I leaned in to rest my camera on the glass of the window to take this shot of my worst nightmare, a Tarantula, in the zoo's nocturnal house, I knew that if it moved one of those long, hairy legs just the teeeeeniest bit, I would let out a bloodcurdling (??) scream and drop my camera. OMG it's horrible! Even more horrible than a bat coming straight at you from out of the gloom.  Thankfully a quick click or two and I was out of there and back into the sunlight pronto! Hope you have a less scary Wednesday, take care and stay safe.....




33 comments:

  1. When we lived in Southern California tarantulas were wild in the local area and our kids were always bringing them home - eldest son brought one that was the size of his hand, we kept it in a terrarium until somebody dropped it while playing outside and the body split, killing the poor thing.

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  2. What a terrific, spooky, scary post for Halloween, Grace!! I love it! Hope your week is going well!!! Take care and stay safe -- no carrying big bugs around -- OK??

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  3. Gosh they were very scary pictures, I cannot imagine how you got that effect! My son and his wife, [she was from Perth, returned to the city around 2 = years ago to live, and I watch them and the little one on facebook, but now, your blog means I get to see more of the action around the place.. thank you for sharing.. I know its getting to be summer over there whilst here we wait for winter, so close and colder shows its not far away! I have joined so I shall be back, have a great week..janzi

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  4. Scary indeed, but fun photos for the season. I'm glad there was glass between you and them.

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  5. Stunning photos...really creepy subject.

    *shivering*

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  6. magnifiques photos, j'aime beaucoup le zooming sur la deuxieme photo

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  7. Very creepy shots, Grace. The red really adds to it.

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  8. Great pictures of horrible things! especially the spider , Brrrrrrrrrr!!

    I have problems to reach your blog since a few days.Sometimes I Hold on, sometimes I give up..

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  9. Eek. I don't mind small spiders but eek... Not these! Nothing much is happening here for Hallowe'en either, the French sort of decided a long time ago that it was American commercial crap that they want nothing to do with...

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  10. Great photos, I would have been more scared if it were a snake...

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  11. Muy buena Imágenes en completa armonía con las Fechas en las que estamos.
    Un abrazo.

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  12. So, you're not just a great photographer Grace, you are a brave woman prepared to go above and beyond the call of duty! Ech.

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  13. You were able to produce two equally scary photos for today! Yikes, I may have nightmares.

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  14. LOL! I love bats. I think they are wonderful. :)

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  15. Awww, aren't they cute?

    My aunt is terrified of bats....

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  16. Same over here in NSW - not really into the whole Halloween thing, although it is being commercially driven thing!

    Great pics, my WW is up as well at AussiePomm - A night at Harry's!!!!

    Have a great day!!

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  17. I don't think they are cute at all.

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  18. Well as long as that tarantula is behind glass I'd have hung around for a few more pics. Repeat - as long as it's behind glass! :D

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  19. Love those shots. Very cool. True...a tarantula can make the hair on the back of your neck stand up....but once you adjust, they're just plain ol' cool:)

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  20. That sure is scary. We have found some big Huntsmen in our house recently . They give me the creeps.

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  21. You crack me up Grace. Great post.

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  22. I hate spiders too! My grandkids are ready for Halloween. It's their second favorite holiday (Christmas comes first of course)!

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  23. Halloween is not big here in Malaysia either. I hate spiders too!

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  24. I prefer the more tame Halloween decorations. The red on these shots is pretty creepy! :)

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  25. Your second image is a great action shot!!

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  26. love halloween .. love being scared .. BOO!

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  27. Thrilled it was not in your house! We fear centipedes that sting -now THAT's scary!

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  28. I think that if I ever visit Perth and you invite me to on a walk, I shall demur. Not that I'm a fraidy-cat, but ... well ... you know. Yikes!

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  29. Very appropriate for Halloween! :-)

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