I turned on all the lights, chased it with bug spray, and finally it gave up.
Yesterday morning, I spotted this in the shower. Well, this is what is left of it now.
I grabbed the closest aerosol....air freshener.... which didn't faze it, even trying the drowning method. So, I grabbed the hairspray and saturated it. By this time, I was so distressed, I went to the kitchen to try to calm down and wait for the hairspray to dry. Some minutes later, I went back to remove it and it was GONE!! There was a sundress draped on the side of the tub, so I flicked it, and this creature came flying out of the tub across the floor straight for me. I sprayed and sprayed more hairspray until there was a dinner plate sized area surrounding it, which finally stopped it. I then started thinking, "hmm, I wonder if these are those famous "huntsman" spiders I have heard so much about".
So, I "googled". BIG mistake. I found this video on YOUTUBE, credit to LEOKIMVIDEO.
This guy has lots of spiders at his house and has posted lots of other spider videos, if you care to explore his world further :)
When I looked up "huntsman", it said they are common in my region, they come out when the weather starts to warm up, and they are super fast. I've also heard they can be as big as dinner plates here in Australia. shivers!!! This 3 inches was more than big enough for me!! I am presuming that's what these are...does anyone know for sure? debbie