A new family has moved in…………into my Viggen.
I’ve liberated two of these in the last few days – one via lethal means – I have no tolerance for spiders that invade my personal space. There’s at least one more currently hiding under my passenger seat.
It’s a huntsman spider, pretty common down here and whilst their bite isn’t particularly dangerous (localised pain and swelling only) they are a scary looking creature. They’re about 10-12cm across in size and quite hairy. Despite living around them for 36 years now they never fail to give me a shock when I first see them.
I don’t want it running across my legs whilst driving, so i’ll be getting a can of bug killer onto it later.
Now for a much scarier story – one of the moderators at SaabCentral, Timmehhhhh, was carjacked at gunpoint recently. His 9-5 was taken.
Thankfully he wasn’t hurt in the incident and he’s recently got the 9-5 back with minimal damage. Which makes me feel OK about sharing this little bit of the story. A touch of humour in what would have been a harrowing ordeal.
A guy with the handle “TakeItEasy” wrote:
Too bad you couldn’t have just let the car stall out and then hope he didn’t know where the ignition was.
The ignition must have been off already, because according to Timmehhhhh:
He didn’t know where the ignition was, he asked me
Ha! Imagine bundling someone out of their car at gunpoint then having to ask where the key is. I hope they catch the mongrel and soon.
And I’m glad you and your 9-5 are OK, Timmehhhhh.