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Found this eggplant hidden away amongst the vegetation and realised it had someone living in it.
Can you tell what it is?

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Comment by Lissa on June 2, 2013 at 16:31

I thought I found what had happened with this spider - shed skin and a big one behind the potting mix...

...but then I started finding them hiding all over the place...

Comment by Lissa on May 21, 2013 at 5:28

Once in a lifetime experience Rob lol. It's taken me 58yrs to experience this one.

I too like huntsmen. My mother used to pick them up on her hand and move them to a safer location around the house. She freaks at a cockroach though ;)

Comment by Rob Walter on May 20, 2013 at 21:54

That's brilliant Lissa! I kind of want a huntsman living in one of my eggplants now.

Comment by Lissa on May 20, 2013 at 5:11


Not throwing out a good eggplant because of one inhabitant! ;) Besides, all life has a place in the garden and this one catches insects.

It was a spider. Probably a smallish huntsman I would guess - I never did meet it in person. I left the fruit sitting outside and checked on it later in the evening. The spider had gone hunting so I now have my fruit, spider free. Hope he/she didn't come back later and discover their home gone. So clever to have utilised the caterpillar eaten hole as a little safe home for a day.

Comment by Andrew Cumberland on May 19, 2013 at 21:51

I think the correct answer is - "Ehewww!  Dat's nasty! Who cares? Chuck it in the bin and export it to the tip."  :-) 

Comment by Joseph on May 19, 2013 at 19:41

Is that a tarantula?

Comment by Liz Pardede on May 19, 2013 at 15:58
A big spider?
Comment by Elaine de Saxe on May 19, 2013 at 13:00

Good grief - are those feet hanging out of the big hole? The suspense is killing me ;-)

Comment by Lissa on May 19, 2013 at 12:45

Here's another pic that might help

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