Sunday, October 19, 2008

It is OK to come out now

Somehow a Vinagron (sp?) got into the house earlier. The funny thing about it was that both Pooka and James Bond were terrified of it and ran and hid when it sprayed. They are actually harmless. I think they can pinch, but mostly they spray out a substance that smells like vinegar and that is how they got their name.

He was humanely scooped up and put outside, much to the relief of Pooka and Mr. Bond.


Regan Lee said...

How big are they Lesley? It looks huge in the photo. I would HATE to find that anywhere near me!

Lesley said...

They are pretty big, the torso with claws is 3-4 inches long.

The first time I came across one I thought it was a scorpion, but it had no stinger tail so I quickly realized it wasn't. I don't mind them now that I know they are harmless.

Crow said...

Damn. You need Sigourney Weaver to get rid of that!