Monday, June 26, 2006
The Bitch Has Got To Die
I suppose I'm attempting to play God or Mother Nature, but I just can't let this one live to reproduce. She's way too smart and aggressive. She has killed and consumed both of the other spiders. She has taken to protecting the egg sac of one of the other, now dead, spiders. It might appear that she has 'adopted' them, but I know what she's thinking. ;-) She wants to feed on the other spider's babies. I covered the air holes in the lid 4 days ago, and she seems to not be affected much yet. She still tries bite me through the jar, unlike the other spiders, even after one of them laid her eggs. She knows that the lid is the opening of the jar and waits there to get me in case I open it. The other spiders didn't behave the same way. If my actions offend any PETA types, well, they can kiss my ass. I'm not letting some super-smart and aggressive spider reproduce in my little part of the universe.
I've wondered about the issue of Karma here. If I intentionally let this spider die am I going to suffer some Karmic consequences? Maybe, but it could be that I am the Karma for this spider who might have been some foul person in a past life.
I'm curious to see if she dies before the spiderlings emerge and if they will try to feed on her. The jar is not 100% airtight. I wonder if the babies will even hatch or survive long if they do hatch. I hope, though, that it is sealed enough to keep any babies from escaping. Now, wouldn't that be a Karmic twist for my house to become infested with black widow spiders? But I don't really see that happening. Anyway, that bitch is going to die.