Now I have to tell you, I’m petrified of spiders. It doesn’t matter how big, little, round, skinny, what color – just bleh, if they make a move towards me – I’m SO out of there.
I don’t like the ones that jump around, or the quick ones. Daddy long legs are okay – I can work around those guys, but when I’m getting something out of the garage I always have to triple check that I’m not sticking my hand in a cobweb. Ugh.
That being said, I do appreciate spiders, and what they do for the bug population. I don’t ever kill them when they are outside. The indoor ones, well I won’t say what happens to those.
So imagine my surprise when I was told there was one right out the back door. It wasn’t really a big spider, but it had spun a huge web and you had to duck under it to go out the door.
I grabbed the camera and attached my macro lens (yes the one that means I must get close to the spider) and went out to get a few shots. I tried to make him spread out, but when I’d blow on him he would just shake the web ferociously. So much so that he’d become a blur. I’m convinced this was a trick to make me go away – but as long as he was on his web and not flying through the air at me, well, I was there to stay.
Here are a few pics of this eight legged arachnid, you can even see his eyes – ugh: