Monday, 2 April 2007

Beware of Eric the Earwig

The warm weather has brought a few creatures out of hiberbnation. Being an animal-loving person I find it really hard to kill anything - especially creepy crawlies. The sight of a spider - no matter how small - can reduce Dan to a screaming gibbering nervous meltdown wreck, so many's the time I have to go and rescue some poor unfortunate arachnid who is being screamed at. I usually just pop them outside and all's well that ends well.

Last night however, Eric the Earwig was wandering across my living room floor, so I went to pick him up and pop him outside, and he nipped me!!!! They have a pair of viscous pincers on their rear end, and Eric (no doubt traumatised) closed his into the fleshy part of my fore finger.

OUCH OUCH OUCH. I ran to the door and tried to fling him off my finger, but he was well and truly hanging on!!! Eventually I managed to shake him free, and came back inside to inspect the damage. There was blood - only a tiny pinprick - but blood all the same. That's what you get for being an animal-lover!!!

This morning Eric is back (well, it looks like Eric) nonchalantly strolling across the carpet.

Secretly I hope that Fifi gets him. Look at what she does to the pidgeons, earwigs don't stand a cat in hell's chance.

4 comments:

  1. After reading this post I realised I haven't seen an ear wig in over 15 years. Where are they all?

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  2. After reading this post I realised I haven't seen an ear wig in over 15 years. Where are they all?

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  3. They're all living in our garden!

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  4. They're all living in our garden!

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