Bathroom buddy

Look who was keeping warm in a corner of our bathroom:

I’d really like to know where they hide most of the time. All winter long we see these isolated individuals suddenly popping up out of nowhere.

Found another one hanging out in the dining room with a mess of fibers. It’s very tiny, half the size of the one above.


  1. Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says

    Saw something similar walking down my bathroom door when I was shaving recently.

  2. Duckbilled Platypus says

    They’re uncomfortably good at crawling into tight spots, but you probably already know.

    A few months ago I had to take a window frame out of our shed. These frames are basically just sitting inside a rectangular hole in the wall, and the frame panel itself is screwed level against both sides of the wall to keep it in place.There’s a narrow recess between the inside and outside of the wall panel, but the only way to get there is to crawl under the tightly screwed frame panel. Yet the recess housed several giant house spiders.

    That’s by far the largest spider we get around here. I didn’t realize they could flatten themselves that much to get in (do not like – they’re big and built like a small mammal and they usually freak me out by taking a surprise dash across the room).

    So if you want to see where spiders went, just unscrew some wood paneling.

  3. microraptor says

    I had a spider that built a nest behind the toilet in my bathroom once.

    Unfortunately, my cat ate it as soon as she discovered it.

  4. davidc1 says

    @4 There is more horror watching a spider disappearing under a wardrobe or bookcase than there is in
    any crap put out by Hollywood .

  5. M Smith says

    A couple of nights ago my wife had a panic attack, looking up at the ceiling as she got into bed and spotting a fairly large False Widow floating above her. How it got into our second story flat with all the windows shut, and evaded our cat, is beyond me.

  6. Duckbilled Platypus says

    @6 Absolutely. The fact that I’ve spent hours in that shed with numerous giant house spiders parked and ready to be deployed just half a meter away from where I usually sit down to work is in the same nightmare category. I’m sure I spotted a tiny piece of wood with invasion notes carved into it, right there.