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You should know that I'm a fan of nature. I'm a biology professor, for crying out loud! I like other living things, and I'm very much a live-and-let-live kind of gal. I recognize that spiders play an important role in the circle of life, and I appreciate the job they do.
I just want them to do it outside.
When I find a spider inside, my preference is to shoo them out. Sometimes though, they manage to go undetected for so long that they up and die, and then I dispose of their mortal coils.
Except for the zombie spiders.
These guys look dead. They lie there, completely still, with their legs curled under in the universal 'I am a dead spider' pose. It's only when you scoop them up to toss them that they suddenly re-animate, stretching out those legs to a ridiculous length, revealing that they are, in fact, alive and so much bigger than you initially thought.
It's enough to make a person scream like a tweenager at a Justin Bieber concert. Not that I would do that or anything. I'm just saying, I wouldn't judge a person for having that reaction.
Have you ever encountered a zombie spider, or are they confined to Texas?