Thursday, September 22, 2016

night spider

I know, spiders, ick. But as much as I don't like them (and I really don't), I do find them interesting, especially when they're OUTSIDE where they belong. I have a rule. If spiders come inside, they risk life and limb. Outside, perfectly safe - from me.

Anyway. The night spider.


 I spotted her the other night on my porch, building her little web and looking quite icky as far as spiders go, with a big giant bulbous body, you know, like Shelob, only not quite as scary. Not that I didn't keep my distance. Just admired from afar. On Wednesday my son stopped by at lunch and I told him about her, showed him where she hung out, but, no sign of her or her web. Then tonight, there she was again, spinning away, and I thought, how clever! She picked the perfect spot just outside my door where the light attracts all the insects that gather every night.

Just so long as she stays there and doesn't get any ideas about coming in for the winter.

How do you feel about spiders? And why are so many of us creeped out by them?

19 comments:

  1. If she's eating good outside, she won't come in.
    We get those giant wolf spiders in the house sometimes. I catch and release.

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    1. I catch and release if they're slow, but if they're fast and i think they're going to disappear and hide, then it's curtains.

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  2. She's beautiful. That's an orb weaver, I think. They're really good at killing annoying things like mosquitoes.

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    1. She totally creeps me out but I won't disturb her. She can have all the bugs she wants.

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  3. Spiders don't bother me. I credit my mother with this. From a young age, she taught us that the spiders get the insects, so the spiders were to be respected. If one ends up in my shower, I endeavor to take it outside. Otherwise, I let them be.

    My mother had a similar campaign in teaching us about the dentist. Another common phobia I don't share with much of the world.

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    1. Oh, I know spiders are good, but I've had them drop on my face in the middle of the night and that's just unacceptable. Hence my rule.

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  4. I feel very similar to you, if they are outside they are fine, if they are inside and over a certain size its eviction via a glass but my hubby has to do it, I cant get that close. I like spiders, they are fascinating and wish I wasn't so scared of them...I have tried to get over it but the big ones will always have me running away. If hubby wasn't here and one got into a room I stop using that room until he returns :0) (Just a thought, Australia not the country for me, apparently they can jump there too!)

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    1. Yup, eviction via the glass. Unless they're too fast or they jump!

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  5. I am fascinated by them. If they come inside I usher them out (before my partner kills them in fifteen different ways). And these little gems are beautiful.

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    1. ooh, those peacock spiders are beautiful!

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  6. I have no problem with spiders. In fact, I think some of them are quite beautiful. And HUGE. The only thing I don't appreciate is walking into one of their webs. Then again, I'm sure they don't appreciate me doing it, either.

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    1. I just wish they wouldn't surprise me. That's what freaks me out. And yeah, walking into webs.

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  7. I like spiders (and snakes). The more horror inducing the better. Tho' I really don't like cockroaches or maggots.

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    1. I like spiders, too. Outside.

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  8. Eek! I don't like all these creepy crawlies. I can't stand them!

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    1. They are creepy, but spiders eat a lot of insects I like less so...

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  9. I've come to appreciate spiders and am one to catch and release when I can. A fishing spider in my washing machine floor drain freaked me out a few years ago, though. That girl was HUGE. Otherwise, centipedes creep me out big time and seem to like our home for some reason. Also good hunters, they deserve equal respect but I just can't handle getting close except to squash them.

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