Aug 31, 2009

National Geographic?


Nope. 

Just a picture that I took of a spider that hangs around our front porch.  He just finished wrapping up his prey and he was taking a breather here.

Damn I'm glad to be bigger than a moth.
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Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. Itsy bitsy spider...

17 comments:

Jimmy Bastard said...

We have a spiders web amongst the original wooden beams of our scullery ceiling in our house(converted chapel) of which we inherited when we first renovated the place.
On occasion we have noted that odd items of fruit peel have been gift wrapped in web and left hanging like gilded christmas decorations on a tree.

My wife has a soft spot for auld "Spidey" so he remains untouched up there in his ecclesiastical palace, spinning his own yarns in undisturbed peace.

I'm no sure of the age of the wee beastie, but by the size of him I would say he would be at least 75.


... I may be wrang.

2abes said...

i like the picture. spiders are pretty fasinating as long as you are not in their web

sybil law said...

Excellent shot!

B.E. Earl said...

Jimmy - That sounds like a proud beastie. Letting him be is a good idea.

2abes - I know. That moth or whatever it is in the shot certainly doesn't look like he is having fun.

Sybil - Thanks!

Paticus said...

Great picture...But, spiders(shiver) give me the willies!

Slyde said...

what the fuck kind of camera do you have?

Candy's daily Dandy said...

EWWWWWW....

Amazing photo, but not my favorite subject.

runs away screaming like a little girl....

B.E. Earl said...

Paticus - When they are inside the house they do, but outside I dig 'em.

Slyde - Canon Power Shot SX10 IS. It's pretty sweet.

Candy - run away....run awaaaaaayyyyy!!!!

Heff said...

With a title like "National Geographic", I was honestly expecting this post to be about saggy native breasts.

We have garden spiders OUT THE ASS this season also.

Water Logged Canine said...

"some pig"
"terrific"
"radiant"
"humble"

Get back to me when I have reason to give a Templeton's ass about your spider.

Too soon?

B.E. Earl said...

Heff - oh what wonderful webs they weave.

Doggie - Never too soon. :)

Jennifer and Sandi said...

Excellent Photo! and I'm NOT a fan of spiders!

- Jennifer

Mik said...

Great pic and we have an abundance of spiders all over right now, wife and son have both been bitten.

Poppy said...

It's BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

Kaylen said...

We have a few resident spiders on the deck that make their home directly in our pathway, connecting the chairs to the table to the corner of the deck, but they never look this impressive!! I've never seen them catch anything...other than us.

hello haha narf said...

i have a spider outside that i feed every night by turning on the flood light right after he builds his new web. so many bugs are attracted to the light that he has to rebuild every day, but i find the whole thing fascinating to watch. so long as they are small or outside, i love spiders because the eat bugs!

fantastic photo, earl. the ones i take of my pet spider never turn out so good.

marty mankins said...

Great photo, but Damn... that is one big ass spider.

Seeing the size of that thing, I'm glad I'm bigger than a dog.