I finally went exploring that drainage pipe in my backyard. It's two feet in diameter, kills your back trying to crouch walk like that for extended periods of time while carrying a candle in one hand, camera and tripod in the other. I had gone about two hundred feet and it was pitch black when I felt something all over my body. Turns out I went right into a bunch of spiderwebs. The thing scared the carp out of me. Had no idea what it was at first. Luckily I had stuff my pockets with six inch reeds of dried out cattails with a bit of oil in them. I brought them so I could make a makeshift torch to provide some light for my camera. When I lit it I felt I was on the level where those spider things crawl out of all the nooks and crannies in Doom III, there were spiders all around me, in the webs, on the ground, above me, all scurrying around. I don't really have a fear of them, I just don't want to get bitten by the more poisonous ones. They were of a fairly good size, most slightly larger than a quarter. I took my little torch and started waving it around trying to burn the webs. Not only did the webs burn, some of the spiders started burning too. They made this sickening popping noise whenever they came into contact with the fire. I then started torching all the spiders I could reach, just beacuse some of them were climbing up my bare arms and into my shirt. What you see in the darkness were all of these little dots of fire scurrying around, stopping, twitching and dying. Suffice it to say, the next time I plan on taking pictures or exploring down there, I am going to get a real torch, and one that is much larger. :uhoh:
Dude... where do you live? Oh, nice carp.
Central New York... Just to give you a sense of how dark it is down there, even after I started the fire....
You walked into a sewer drain in New York? There are probably alligators in there! I'd never be so foolish... ;) I live about two blocks from a waste water treatment plant, so I don't need to venture into any drainage pipes to smell the sweet odor of crap.
It really doesn't smell that bad. It's been dry for a couple of weeks. Besides, it's a water drainage pipe, not sewage. :p I was expecting to find a few dead things there, though not dead things in webs, and snails that dried stuck to the bottom...
There are snails in New York? We don't get snails around here, that I've seen anyhow. I remember seeing my first live snail... in Anaheim, I think. They looked so funny... :P
anaheim? there are snails in all of california, inyri.. =/
cool experience, riles.
CorTanaheim? there are snails in all of california, inyri.. =/
Yes, but I was in Anaheim at the time ;)
Inyri ForgeYes, but I was in Anaheim at the time ;)
but.... snails... everywhere... =/.
Oh god. That would scare me so badly. I hate spiders. *shudders at the thought*