When I clicked on the lights last night,
The first thing I saw on the wall was a Huntsman spider.
He may have decided to take shelter from the cold outside,
Probably from my live fence in the compound.
He was the biggest spider I’ve ever seen,
And must have spanned at least five inches.
He was soft cocoa colour with slightly paler head and black shiny eyes.
I went close and stared at him more out fear than courage.
He watched me.
I knew what he was thinking-“friend or foe?”
His spidy legs which could run at hundred kilometers an hour were ready to move.
Before I knew what I was doing,
I had hit him with my open hand!
He fell to the floor with most of his legs already folded on his belly.
One leg remained straight.
The leg twitched twice and I thought-
Oh my,he is…
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