Wednesday, September 1, 2010
I saw a spot on my living room rug. I thought it might be a patch of dirt, or a leaf. However, I was suspicious since I had vacuumed the day before.
It was a hot day and my A/C was hitting the spot nicely. I decided to investigate.
I approached the spot slowly. It did look a bit odd. My foot was right next to it when I decided to give it a little kick.
To my surprise the spot quickly grew many legs as it made a mad dash towards the couch. It ran head first into the couch leg. Stunned, it recoiled a few inches, and then scooted underneath the couch.
Apparently it was a small centipede taking a siesta, enjoying the cool breeze of the A/C. Now it had a concussion and was being pursued.
I didn't have any insecticide so arming myself with a can of air freshener, and a broom. I tried to flush the critter out. No luck.
A few days later I found him in my bathtub taking another cool siesta. Good thing I looked before I hopped in! Well, that was the end of the siesta enjoying centipede.
Moral of the story - Be careful where you take your siesta. The coolest place many not be the safest. And always look in the tub before you enter or you may be bathing with an uninvited guest.
Do you have any critter stories?