Monday, August 27, 2012


Finally pays off.  That and the uncanny luck to wake up at 5:30 a.m. this morning. For weeks I have been watching the progress of a spiders nest outside the bedroom window.  It was beginning to grow a bit huge, even by my standards.I knew if I ever saw the creature in person the "YEW" factor was going to be incredible.
It was.  The thing  had already killed it's newest victim and was in the process of sucking the innards out of the thing when I woke up.  Double YEW.   Though I suffer from arachnophobia in it's worst sense, I raced to get the camera.  The closeup feature on the el-cheapo is the worst, coupled with abject fear this is the best I could do.  The view of its back ought to be enough to I.D. the  monster easily, that is of course if my Audubon Bug Book wasn't still packed away in a box somewhere.  His body is at least an inch long, half an inch across and if ya ask me the thing probably weighs three pounds....   
In spite of the abnormal urge to murder insects I have decided he/she should live, after all, it IS outside, and apparently consuming other insects I will not need to worry about.
More importantly, I have an insane urge to see just haw BIG this thing will get before the end of the summer.
Well, not exactly scientific, but this is the spider, evidently a wood spider.....

1 comment:

  1. Yikes! It is a big one, really big. I don't mind spiders if they keep their distance. And this one needs to stay really far away... nice pictures! :-)