Giant House Spider update: A huge one - on the kitchen ceiling! I felt compelled to remove the nozzle of the vacuum hose as I wasn't sure it would slip through! Probably unnecessary... but who wants an angry Giant House Spider running down a hose towards them?
I certainly don't take their lives without thinking about it - I would like not to have to. I am reminded of Laurel, who was an avid gardner. Slugs in Washington State are enormous - HUGE. If she found one she'd pick it up and say, "Go to the king of your kingdom or the queen of your queendom and say that if your kind come here again I will send them back to the light plane." In my recollection she then lobbed the slug out of her garden, but I might be mixing her habits up with someone else's. Holly throws slugs, and wrote a song, I think, about flying slugs... unless I'm making that up.
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