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Giant Arachnid Attack

While taking my health-giving morning constitutional yesterday I was brought up short.

I spotted a spider-web. A Big Giant Gianormous  Shelob-sized Spider Web.

On second glance I saw it was simply a part of a children’s playground. I laughed to myself thinking about Drop Bears and Desert Sharks and how unlikely these cryptozoologic creatures are in a heavily populated area.

Which was fine until I got closer to take the photograph. Then I began to think about so that its prey would not be alarmed.

My mind often wanders into strange fantasy areas. I pulled myself together and took the photo I wanted. Giant Arachnids are only ever in the imagination.

So I walked around to get a reverse shot and was greeted by an unexpected and unwanted sight.

Just a little thing. A little thing with horrendous implications!

My fear was reignited and I backed off very fast. The hair on the back of my neck rose. Just because I suffer from paranoia doesn’t mean there isn’t a giant spider out there eyeing me off. Perhaps that disguise actually works a little too well.

What other explanation could there be when, next to the giant web, there is an abandoned pair of children’s shoes.


Most of today was really, really good.

I had to do some business with the Government today.

Then I visited the bird sanctuary

I did some shopping and I went down to the Maylands jetty so see what bird life was around.

There was a beautiful black swan which I will post tomorrow.

Because a wonderful day was ruined.

As I was leaving I spotted a beautiful collie dog.

He walked into the river to have a drink.

It was then that I realised something was wrong. He had no collar.

I looked around for a possible owner. There was no one else in sight except another dog walker and his grandchildren.

The Collie was looking at the other family who were on the jetty, then at me on shore, and then, deciding we were not the correct people, looking around as if looking for someone who should have been there.

When the small boy from the other family ran to him and tripped over him he simply stepped to one side showing that he is used to children.

But he had no people. No collar. No registration. He had been abandoned!

I saw him wandering off into the undergrowth along the river bank. Probably looking for an unwary bird for dinner.

Living in a “No-Pet” block of units, I was unable to give in to my natural instincts. I couldn’t take him home.

At least the RSPCA is now looking for him.


I began getting angry when I realised what had happened. Now I am just so sad with a very blurry keyboard in front of me.

I hope he is found and that a family who will love him gets to have a wonderful pet.

And I wish the nasty human who abandoned him a lonely miserable life!