Humans are hardwired to fear spiders.
Humans are hardwired to fear spiders according to recent research. It is their angular legs and unpredictability that scare them so much. They are also very sensitive to seeing things moving out of the corner of their eyes. I so agree. Even though my human has had loads of therapy their phobic behaviour kicks in every time. Panic first and rational thought goes straight out of the window. It's only when they have stopped running and screaming for at least half an hour that normality is resumed. Last time we had a spider encounter was a few months ago. It scuttled into the sitting room and my human spotted it and jumped onto the sofa. I thought the screaming was just a good game so joined in with plenty of barking. As my human bounced on the sofa I jumped up to join in. So there is the two us making an awful din bobbing up and down on the settee. With all that racket I didn’t hear the door bell but did hear the banging on the window. Eventually on opening the door my human discovered our neighbour was just about to call the police. Pity my human responded they could have arrested the blooming spider. What phobia does your human have? Speaking of bouncing , don't forget Buncing Berties' Narative Bouncing Event in The Blogville Olympics 2012.