The Definition of Shudder
October 18, 2009 @ 12:22 pm | Filed under: Nature Study, Photos
Banded Garden Spider. Legspan: three inches.
That hole at the tob of the web?
Is where I stuck my hand.
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Calli and I are struck dumb.
We like spiders.
But maybe … maybe not quite so … large.
And close to home.
On October 18, 2009 at 1:30 pm
On October 18, 2009 at 2:40 pm
ACK!!! I truly feel for you! I didnt touch these guys:
but walking past them was enough to really bother me.
On October 18, 2009 at 3:15 pm
Veronica Mitchell says:
I did that once with a Black and Yellow Agriope and my head. I was weeding the spice bed, and then I screamed.
On October 18, 2009 at 3:59 pm
Penny in VT says:
Sounds like the definition of *splat* to me…
lol not really. “All God’s creatures have a purpose” and all that.
On October 18, 2009 at 4:15 pm
Mrs. Happy Housewife says:
Yikes! You have my sympathy. I did that last year but my spider was a Black Widow.
On October 18, 2009 at 4:30 pm
Beautiful!!! You can call her Charlotte and then she won’t seem so creepy.
On October 18, 2009 at 4:46 pm
Yikes and ugh.
On October 18, 2009 at 4:51 pm
Yep, that’s enough to make me shudder too!
On October 19, 2009 at 12:23 am
Christina in MA says:
Wow! Just gorgeous–not saying I’d want to have one crawling on me, but still–the colors! The markings!
How big was it?
On October 19, 2009 at 12:52 pm
They don’t bite people – and they are very good for our gardens.
Great shot – Melissa 🙂
On October 19, 2009 at 6:26 pm
Karen Edmisten says:
On October 20, 2009 at 4:32 am