Close call...


Old Timer
Dec 16, 2002
Well, I found out how you get bit by T's you don't handle. (Though I got lucky and avoided it.)
My P. murinus lives in a house that my wife made. I cut a trap door in the top that I can open with long tweezers to check on her. Anyway, the door was stuck and since she is always in her house I felt safe using my fingernail to get it open. After about a minute of fiddlin' with it I caught some movement... a reflection in the glass. Rose Red (her name) had gotten BEHIND the house and was 3" from my fingers and greeting me in her usual PO'd manner. She had moved the house out from the glass only two or three inches.
I thought for sure I'd be writing a bite report! Be careful! ;)