Well, it was my first time out in the woods to play Army after being sent to Fort Hood, Texas. I rolled my butt out of my tent and was throwing on my clothes. I had one boot on, and was about to sink my foot into the other when my tentmate said, "You didn't shake your boot out."
"What?", I asked, with boot in hand.
"You didn't shake your boot out. Out here at night, things have a tendency to crawl into your stuff. In the morning you should shake out your stuff so you don't get bit by something strange."
Laughing, as I turned my boot upside down and began shaking it, I said, "Don, you shouldn't try to bul&*%it me this early in the morning."
And out came this 6-7 inch baby!! Landed upside down(notice the rocks stuck to it), and bounced upright onto my booted foot.
I kind of freaked, might have set a couple of long jump records. He was stunned in some way, because he ended up near one of Texas' famous red ant hills. They attacked the tarantula. When I find the photo of the red ants trying to pull a leg into a hole, I will post it.