One of the moms in our homeschool group brought their pet spider to co-op this week.
This is not a spider that she went and got from a pet shop. This was a wolf spider that crawled out of a box when their household goods were delivered from Japan. She decided not to kill it, and made this nice little terrarium type house for it. It is now protectively clutching a giant egg sac which presumably contains a million little replicas of itself. It looks like it's holding a marshmallow.
If a four inch spider comes crawling out of my household goods when we arrive in Hawaii, I will NOT be making a pet of it. It will be squished into a little greasy spot on the floor before anyone could even think to ask.