#521 - How to Start A Panic on the Bus
I don't generally have a problem with spiders, this one was *just* big enough and weird-enough looking to make you go "hey, there are no venomous spiders in Canada, right guys? ... right?" Also I've heard one too many stories about brown recluses recently. The spider sure was brown and... recluse-lookin'.
After I went home and did some internetting I determined that a) there aren't any brown-recluses in Vancouver, b) it was probably a hobo spider. Which really isn't fair, because that is an *adorable* name for a spider whose bites are considered to be one of the most "medically significant" :/
Anyway, contrary to what the strip would suggest I was content to attentively watch this big-little guy skitter around beside me. That is, until the dude behind me decided to catch it on his bus-transfer. And then he got spooked, so he THREW IT AT ME.
WHAT. WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT!? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU