I like spiders. Unfortunately, sometimes they get trapped in sinks or bathtubs from which they cannot escape. Today, a simple tip for performing spider rescue.
I Like Spiders
As I said, I’m a fan of our arachnid friends. Not only are they fascinating to watch, they’re also great craftsmen – err, “craftscreatures” – and they prey on bugs, particularly flying insects, which I can’t stand. Finally, they’re solitary. If you see an ant, you know you’ll soon have an ant problem. Not so with spiders.
Unfortunately, spiders sometimes become trapped in steep, slippery vessels such as sinks and bathtubs. The heavier ones can’t make their way out without assistance. That’s where you come in.
First: Plug the drain. Spiders are frightened of you, and may try to escape down the drain. If they do this, they are likely to perish when the drain is next used.
Second: It’s pretty easy to persuade a spider to climb into a cardboard tube (especially a scared and/or frustrated spider). The centers of toilet paper or paper towel rolls work well. Keep one in front of the spider, and he’ll soon enter it. Then you can lift the tube and release him.
You might not like spiders. If so, nevermind. De gustibus non est disputandum.