Have You Seen This? Crazy spider catcher

Posted April 12

Theoretically speaking, there are plenty of bad things that can happen when you’re home alone. Someone could try to break in, a fire could start or you could lock yourself out. Some of the worst case scenarios are not likely to happen during a given night spent alone shuttered in your casa, but one nightmarish situation has happened to almost everyone: spotting a spider in the room.

I remember watching a movie on the floor of my parents’ house when I was younger and feeling a tickle run across my arm. I recall thinking that the AC unit had just blown a hair across my bicep only to be horrified to see a spider skittering across the green Berber carpet. It’s the kind of thing that scars you forever. I got stuck in limbo between running away and keeping an eye on the thing so I could get rid of it and have peace of mind knowing we wouldn’t cross paths again.

Enter the most amazing spider-catching device I’ve ever seen.

A product video for My Critter Catcher recently went viral on Facebook over the weekend and for good reason. The long-handled contraption can capture arachnids and all manner of creepy crawlies with the squeeze of a trigger. You can even release insects back into the wild after snatching them from nooks, crannies and hard-to-reach places.

I’m not usually one for product placement, but this classic infomercial — originally released in 2012 — is one for the ages. And watching giant spiders being gently abducted by the clear bristles is hard to look away from in a good and gross way.

After posting on Facebook, the product sold out from Amazon, though it appears the Creature Catcher website has stock remaining. I’ll take two!


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