How's that for a title? Sorry, I couldn't resist.
But it was hairy, it was related to the holidays, and it was a surprise. It's horrible, too, if you're arachnophobic. See:
This was lurking on the pineapple display in my local grocery store just before Christmas. I'm not too sure it's native. Could it have come in with the pineapples? It was a healthy inch and a half long at least. [[shudder]]
My daughters and I tried to tell store personnel about this unusual squatter but no one was interested in giving us the time of day.
I wonder what happened to it. Maybe there's a story there...somewhere.