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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Pretty Life OnlineJuly 30, 2008 at 1:30 am (15 years ago)
LOL! lovely catch for ww! mine’s up too hope you can drop by…. Happy WW!
RyanneJuly 30, 2008 at 2:24 am (15 years ago)
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 MomJuly 30, 2008 at 3:57 am (15 years ago)
Your daughter looks like I feel about spiders! Please keep them in Texas!
Busymama KarenJuly 30, 2008 at 4:44 am (15 years ago)
Oh my! I didn’t realize I feared spiders until now. I’m adding them to my list…frogs, mice, lizards, spiders…
Stella and ThomasJuly 30, 2008 at 5:07 am (15 years ago)
That is the biggest spider i have ever seen! Wow!!!
Mimi aka pz5wjjJuly 30, 2008 at 5:31 am (15 years ago)
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?
Megan (FriedOkra)July 30, 2008 at 6:05 am (15 years ago)
(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.)
KarenJuly 30, 2008 at 6:35 am (15 years ago)
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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MistyJuly 30, 2008 at 6:38 am (15 years ago)
EWWWW. oh my goodness…
wildcatsthreeJuly 30, 2008 at 7:00 am (15 years ago)
That’s quite a spider…good thing it’s not poisonous, as it seems to love your place. happy ww
marleneJuly 30, 2008 at 7:17 am (15 years ago)
Just the one I’m scared of! And your daughter seemed scared of it, too. 🙂
Mocha with LindaJuly 30, 2008 at 8:09 am (15 years ago)
homeschoolceoJuly 30, 2008 at 9:41 am (15 years ago)
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 😛
danandmarshJuly 30, 2008 at 9:46 am (15 years ago)
Our garden spyders in Kansas don’t look like that or I’d be running for the hills!! LOL
MadelineJuly 30, 2008 at 10:01 am (15 years ago)
We have some like that as well. They’re huge!! Avoiding their webs is definitely advised. Otherwise you might get stuck. 😉
Debbie~July 30, 2008 at 10:01 am (15 years ago)
yuck, I hate spiders!
visit my ww for a cup of coffee!! Happy ww!
SummerJuly 30, 2008 at 11:34 am (15 years ago)
Eeewwww, spiders creep me out!
AudreyJuly 30, 2008 at 11:48 am (15 years ago)
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!!
SaraJuly 30, 2008 at 12:40 pm (15 years ago)
I am now glad that all we have are little jumping spiders around our house.
KellyJuly 30, 2008 at 1:43 pm (15 years ago)
Mia's MamaJuly 30, 2008 at 2:01 pm (15 years ago)
what is it about Texas? we get those huge banana spiders, too. they still creep me out!
Fun/creepy shots 🙂
Natalie @ I AM (not)July 30, 2008 at 2:32 pm (15 years ago)
We have those…..eeeeeewwwww, cool, but eeeeeeewwww
EveJuly 30, 2008 at 2:32 pm (15 years ago)
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.
EmilyJuly 30, 2008 at 3:55 pm (15 years ago)
very creepy looking! like mia’s mama said, everything’s bigger in texas!
BrandyJuly 30, 2008 at 5:41 pm (15 years ago)
oh wow that is a great (scary) picture of your daughter and the spider, though she really doesn’t look pleased lol.
StitchbladeJuly 30, 2008 at 8:08 pm (15 years ago)
Ohhh I have a pic of one on my blog here:
Muthering HeightsJuly 30, 2008 at 8:45 pm (15 years ago)
Ewww, my skin is crawling just looking at that thing!
AngieJuly 30, 2008 at 9:33 pm (15 years ago)
I think I’ll pass on the ‘walking into their web’ bit. Yikes!!
Have a great (spider-free) day!!
where the boys areJuly 31, 2008 at 8:48 pm (15 years ago)
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:
KimAugust 1, 2008 at 4:30 am (15 years ago)
That is a HUUUUUUUUUGE spider. Yikes!!! I’m afraid of the tiniest of spiders to the biggest, it doesn’t matter. ICKY!!!!!