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41. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

Quoting Travel100

Quoting CupCake

Hey Now! Snakes are awesome...;))

I don't think Dave barbecued it, did he? He used bbq thongs but he didn't mention exactly what he did with it...

bbq thongs?? - have you got a strange underwear fetish you want to tell us about

I had to let the snake go. For anything to be cooked by my mum would just be too cruel!!

42. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting daveh

bbq thongs?? - have you got a strange underwear fetish you want to tell us about

Ooopppss...must have been a typo!

Glad to hear the snake lived happily-ever-after

43. Posted by ChIqUiTtA (Respected Member 278 posts) 11y

my "bug story"...
when cycling through europe, beware of steep hills and large flies or other such bugs that may fly into your mouth/eyes/etc...
it is actually a very painful experience!!
lauren;)

44. Posted by travelbeck (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

Quoting samsara2

[quote=travelbeck]Bali - and it involved what we called the Kamakaze Gecko!! you could not see it but as soon as you turned out the light you could hear the light patter of its feet on the head board and then it would just leap onto your face. As soon as you turned the light on it dissapeared.

yeah it was a gecko, one of those tropical see through lizards that make one hell of a noise normally but this one was "stealth" I am telling you and he was on a jumping on humans mission!!!!!

45. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

When I was in Taipei, i had just returned to my hotel room with a coke and a donut that i had gone out to buy. When I opened the door and entered the room I felt something weird across my face (it kind of tickeled, felt like I was walking through a web (first hint)).

Anyway, I'll never forget it. As I turned and put the coke and donut on the desk, right in front of my face, running down the wall, was the BIGGEST SPIDER I had ever seen! It was as big as a turtle or crab! It was a BIG, HAIRY, UGLY tranchula! It scared me so badly that I ran out the door and jumped down the entire flight of steps (it was a long flight of steps), fell down...got up and jumped down the entire next flight of steps, etc...until I was in the lobby.

The man came up to my room to kill the spider, but when he saw how big it was, he had to leave and come back with a bag to capture it. He even said it was the biggest one he had ever seen (just my luck ).

And all this happened in the "Lucky Hotel."

46. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

But did the spider eat your donut??

47. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting daveh

But did the spider eat your donut??

LOL .

48. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Got this PM from a new member (jwhan) and thought it was pretty funny so I decided to post it:

"They train 'em well

Of course it could have been part of a well rehearsed scam. Pet spider freaks out guest who bolts from room. Spider & "rescuer" get to share captured goodies (donuts are especially prized) "

49. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

I'm tired today. Crawled out of bed at 10 to 9 and was reeeally late for work.

Why? Well, I didnt get much shut eye last night. "SOMETHING" was in my room. The weather is very humid at the moment here, so Ive been leaving my bedroom windows open at night.

Anyway, I spent the night with the covers pulled up to my nose peering out, trying to locate where all the scrabbling and scratching sounds were coming from. It sounded like a "herd"(?) of mice had decamped to my room or something.

Numerous times, I hopped out and turned on the light, hopping up on the bed in case something ran across the floor, armed with a sizeable hairbrush and a copy of The Irish Times, ready to annihilate the intruder. Every time I did, of course, the noises stopped, and I'd end up crawling back under the covers again.

I thought about sticking in my headphones for a while, but then I got paranoid that THE THING would suddenly end up on my face or something...!

It was a long night. When I finally got up this morning, the moth (yes, a tiny little moth) was still flapping around behind the curtain.

What's going to happen me in places like South America and SE Asia....!!! How am I going to get ANY sleep at all. I'll literally die of heart failure if I have to share my room with a cockroach for a night.

There's no point telling me I'm a big sissy girl and that majority of bugs are harmless really. THIS IS AN IRRATIONAL TERROR OF CREEPY CRAWLIES!! I can't help it.

PLEASE can anyone tell me how to learn to coexist peacefully with these creatures, or effective methods of exterminating them without me actually getting within 50 feet of them!

50. Posted by Kristie79 (Full Member 225 posts) 11y

Oh my god!!
Reading everyones stories has put the fear of god in me!
I embark on my rtw trip next week and I don't know how I'm gonna survive.
Spiders, snakes and lizards don't bother me at all, but anything that flies scares me to death. Honestly, anything smaller than a helicoper and I'm outta there. Birds, butterflies, moths, cockroaches, dragonfly, you name it I'm petrified AND I MEAN PETRIFIED of them!!!
I might invest in one of those beekeepers outfits to keep the blighters away from me!!!