Monthly Archives: May 2006

Huntsman Spider

Shinobu screamed for help this morning when she found a giant huntsman spider (actually a “huntswoman” really!) in the bedroom. It was a very big female with a leg span of about 15cm. A very impressive creature! This species is … Continue reading

Posted in Arachnids | 19 Comments

Japanese Ratsnake

I managed to catch this Japanese Ratsnake (aodaisho) when I was hiking up the main path on Mount Kuju (Oita Prefecture), from the hot spring at Bogatsuru to the volcano summit. I just caught its tail before it escaped into … Continue reading

Posted in Reptiles | 1 Comment