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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Just Your Average Texas Garden Spider

The female usually eats her web each day and constructs a new one, often in the same place. These spiders are not particularly dangerous to people, and their bites result in nothing more than a sore, itchy swelling that goes away in a few days.


Here's one in comparison to my daughter:

(oh, I KID...it's not really that big - but you try walking into one of those webs unaware...)

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30 comments:

Pretty Life Online said...

LOL! lovely catch for ww! mine's up too hope you can drop by.... Happy WW!

Ryanne said...

ooh my I don't think I like those at all, ok not a lot of think has to go into it , I do like those, but the first picture is kinda cool, the bright colors of the "monster" (that is what we call them in my house) against the brick is actually very pretty..did I just call a monster pretty...it must be a great shot then! Sorry so wordy....Happy WW

One Mom said...

Your daughter looks like I feel about spiders! Please keep them in Texas!

Busymama Karen said...

Oh my! I didn't realize I feared spiders until now. I'm adding them to my list...frogs, mice, lizards, spiders...

Stella and Thomas said...

That is the biggest spider i have ever seen! Wow!!!

Mimi aka pz5wjj said...

Haha! Your daughter does not look amused! We had one in our garden last year -- only maybe since we're in Georgia, it was a Georgian Garden Spider?

Happy WW!

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

(Shudder.) Hey, at least it'll eat up plenty of those nasty Texan Skeeters, right? (Just polishin' the dull side, ma'am. Polishin' the dull side.)

Karen said...

I'm sorry, did you say AVERAGE?! ACK! I'd be so freaked out I'd probably run INTO the web instead of away from it. And I have to agree with the commenters, your daughter's expression is priceless!

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Misty said...

EWWWW. oh my goodness...

wildcatsthree said...

That's quite a spider...good thing it's not poisonous, as it seems to love your place. happy ww

marlene said...

Just the one I'm scared of! And your daughter seemed scared of it, too. :-)

Mocha with Linda said...

Great picture!!

homeschoolceo said...

LOL! She seems so thrilled to take part in this. That spider is amazing. I recently posted a pic from a trip to NC where we discovered a Black Widow in the garden and I thought that was hair-raising. You've got me beat! Happy WW :P

danandmarsh said...

Our garden spyders in Kansas don't look like that or I'd be running for the hills!! LOL

Madeline said...

We have some like that as well. They're huge!! Avoiding their webs is definitely advised. Otherwise you might get stuck. ;)

Debbie~ said...

yuck, I hate spiders!
visit my ww for a cup of coffee!! Happy ww!
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Summer said...

Eeewwww, spiders creep me out!

Audrey said...

That is quite a photo. We have a lot of spiders where I live and my one daughter just hates them. She makes me take them out of the bathtub before she'll get in.

I read your interview tips on another blog, which is how I found you. I'm so glad to have read your answers. They were awesome!!

Sara said...

I am now glad that all we have are little jumping spiders around our house.

Kelly said...

Good grief!!!!!!!http://timkellyjenna.blogspot.com/2008/07/wordless-wednesday-my-view-from-top-one.html

Mia's Mama said...

what is it about Texas? we get those huge banana spiders, too. they still creep me out!
Fun/creepy shots :)

happy ww

Natalie @ I AM (not) said...

We have those.....eeeeeewwwww, cool, but eeeeeeewwww

Eve said...

We had some nasty spiders in Arizona, but only the sewer roaches were that big! Glad to be back in Idaho where only the hobos scare us.

Emily said...

very creepy looking! like mia's mama said, everything's bigger in texas!

Brandy said...

oh wow that is a great (scary) picture of your daughter and the spider, though she really doesn't look pleased lol.

Stitchblade said...

Ohhh I have a pic of one on my blog here:

http://stitchblade.blogspot.com/2007/08/texas-is-hotand-has-crazy-bugs.html

Muthering Heights said...

Ewww, my skin is crawling just looking at that thing!

Angie said...

I think I'll pass on the 'walking into their web' bit. Yikes!!
Have a great (spider-free) day!!

where the boys are said...

Ok - I don't mean to get into a "my spider is bigger than your spider" contest, but I recently had a very large visitor on my front porch as well. And if our bricks are the same size, your spider might have been a hair larger.
You tell me:
http://wheretheboysare.wordpress.com/2008/07/16/eight-legged-freak/

Kim said...

That is a HUUUUUUUUUGE spider. Yikes!!! I'm afraid of the tiniest of spiders to the biggest, it doesn't matter. ICKY!!!!!