Spiders have never been Dana Harrison’s favorite animal. She actually has no love for them at all, but suddenly she has had a change of heart.
According to Harrison, who spoke to The Dodo, “Last summer, my husband told me that spiders are beneficial for my garden and that I should let them live since they eat bugs and other spiders. I made the decision to let the jumping spiders live and take care of the bugs as long as they stayed near the glass when they appeared in my window.
Harrison had a jumping spider inhabit her kitchen window for four months last fall; she gave him the name Lucas when a new one recently got in.
Harrison and Lucas had a straightforward agreement at first. They made an effort to avoid one other’s paths while he took care of the other bugs and she gave him a place to reside. But as time passed, odd things started to happen. Harrison started to like young Lucas.
Harrison stated, “I’ve even seen Lucas in the sink and on the ceiling. The other day, I had a sink full of dirty dishes and he was in there. I tried to get him out by scooping him out with a spoon, but he wasn’t having it and kept digging deeper. I decided to remove all the dirty dishes later before washing them to ensure he made it out. Nevertheless, I was relieved that I didn’t have to when I later noticed him on the microwave outlet. I placed a pop cap on the window sill since I was unsure if he used the sink to get water.
Harrison was never one of those individuals who made an extra effort to assist spiders. She never thought she’d become friends with one, but Lucas has made her realize that perhaps spiders aren’t as frightening as she thought.
Harrison remarked, “It’s actually a lot of joy watching him. Jumping spiders don’t make webs, therefore they have to grab their prey by jumping and stalking it. It is comparable to viewing National Geographic in my home. In an effort to hunt alongside him, I even try to shoo flies in his direction.
Even though Lucas won’t be there forever, there will undoubtedly be more spiders who live in Harrison’s kitchen window in the future. Thanks to Lucas, all of these spiders will feel a little more at home.