The Definition of Shudder

October 18, 2009 @ 12:22 pm | Filed under: ,

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Banded Garden Spider. Legspan: three inches.

That hole at the tob of the web?

Is where I stuck my hand.


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    Ellie says:

    Calli and I are struck dumb.

    We like spiders.

    A lot.

    But maybe … maybe not quite so … large.

    And close to home.

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    sarah says:

    eek!

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    Jordin says:

    ACK!!! I truly feel for you! I didnt touch these guys:

    http://jordin-confessionsofalostsoul.blogspot.com/2009/09/i-am-arachnophobia.html

    but walking past them was enough to really bother me.

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    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.

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    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.

    but still…

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    Mrs. Happy Housewife says:

    Yikes! You have my sympathy. I did that last year but my spider was a Black Widow.

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    Theresa says:

    Beautiful!!! You can call her Charlotte and then she won’t seem so creepy.

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    Jennifer says:

    Yikes and ugh.

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    Kez says:

    Yep, that’s enough to make me shudder too!

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    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?

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    Helen says:

    Beautiful Spider!
    They don’t bite people – and they are very good for our gardens.
    Great shot – Melissa 🙂

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    Karen Edmisten says:

    Sympathy Shudder!