Well, the mosquitoes here aren't anything special. But generally speaking, the rest of the bug life here is Jurassic. I wish I had a better picture of the spider, which I think is a kind of tarantula. Right before I almost stepped on it, when its legs were extended, it was bigger than my palm. We saw that pretty early on, but we haven't seen anything that big since, unfortunately. We've got tons of spiders, most big by Colorado standards, so I asked our landlord if there are any poisonous spiders here to worry about. "No, los arañas son tranquilo" (nope, nothing to worry about). Then I mentioned the giant spider that I wondered might have been a tarantula. "Oh, sí. Ten cuidado con los tarantulas. Son muy peligrosos" (but as long as you're asking specifically, the tarantulas will kill you). Cleared that right up.
I'll post more as I come across them and if I can hop off the chair and stop shrieking like a little girl when I see the giant centipede again.
|Best to compare to the drain, rather than my hand.|
|Throw that on a hook and see what you catch|
|Good for people, too!|