I took my glasses off before getting into bed. Dark movement high on a wall caught my attention. It was larger than the lizards I’ve seen in Dumaguete, so I put my glasses back on to check it out.
Holy Shit, that’s a big spider. One prod with an umbrella tip (it was high on a wall) and omigod, that’s a fast spider. His escape plan was flawed – he ran into a corner, where I killed him.
I would have let him live, had I not been ignorant. Turns out the Brown Huntsman spider is beneficial. They eat cockroaches and silverfish. They don’t build webs, they run down their prey. I’d like to see that.
Sorry Mr. Spider.