The Definition of Shudder

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


Banded Garden Spider. Legspan: three inches.

That hole at the tob of the web?

Is where I stuck my hand.

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  1. Ellie says:

    Calli and I are struck dumb.

    We like spiders.

    A lot.

    But maybe … maybe not quite so … large.

    And close to home.

  2. sarah says:


  3. Jordin says:

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

    but walking past them was enough to really bother me.

  4. 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.

  5. 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…

  6. Mrs. Happy Housewife says:

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

  7. Theresa says:

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

  8. Jennifer says:

    Yikes and ugh.

  9. Kez says:

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

  10. 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?

  11. Helen says:

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

  12. Karen Edmisten says:

    Sympathy Shudder!