Almost Had a Heart Attack!

@IvySaysHi (4344)
United States
May 15, 2016 8:38pm CST
Oh my goodness I just about had a heart attack! I think the only thing that prevented me from having one was the mama bear defense mode. Let me explain what I mean by this. So I am sitting here on the sofa just enjoying myLot as usual. My son is next to me, but he is asleep and has been for the last half hour (first time he has been asleep by 9 in a long time thank goodness). I have been blessed with pretty good peripheral vision even when I don't have my glasses on. It was this vision that helped me to see this huge silverfish run out from under the sofa across from us and toward us. I freaked out! I jumped up on my feet (on the sofa) and yelled to my mother in law to grab me a big shoe because there is a huge bleeping silverfish coming this way. I thought it was going to crawl on this sofa and on to my son and I was just not gonna have that. Luckily, there was a blanket on the floor (first time I should thank him for throwing something on the floor) and it stopped with half its body exposed at the blanket. My mother in law sprang into action, brought her shoes in here, and looked at it. She used some curse words, I used some curse words as she saw how big this thing was. We finally decided that crushing it even with the blanket over it was the best course of action because that sucker was like 100mph fast and moving the blanket would make its escape definite. She crushed it and balled up the blanket and took it down to the laundry. Man I love my mother in law! Have you had silverfish run at you? What bug would freak you out if you saw it running at you at the speed of light?
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@UncleJoe (9929)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
16 May 16
Oh, that's just nasty!
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@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
17 May 16
I agree really nasty.
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@softbabe44 (5902)
• Vancouver, Washington
16 May 16
I have seen them a lot smaller then the one you saw that's still freaking out I probably would have done the same thing you did that will be a experience.
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@IvySaysHi (4344)
• United States
16 May 16
well this one was about the size of my son's pinky and his pinky is about 2 inches maybe a little longer.
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
16 May 16
@IvySaysHi that wou ld sc are the hellk out of me.
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• Vancouver, Washington
17 May 16
@Hatley It does have a tendency to open your eyes
@JudyEv (123138)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 May 16
The only silverfish I've ever seen have been small and not very frightening. Glad you got him. :)
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16 May 16
i've never had one run at me, but have seen them in my drawer before. yikes.
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@marguicha (94359)
• Chile
16 May 16
I donĀ“t like bugs at all. But I prefer insects instead of spiders.
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