Last night when I opened the French doors to let Watson out for his last nightly potty run, I had the shock of my life. Just inches from my face was a huge spider web and one pretty big Arachnid. I’m glad I didn’t go barreling out the door like Scoot (Watson) does or I would have had an unfortunate and much too personal encounter with Ms Charlotte.
The amazing thing is Tall & Handsome was out on the deck about an hour an half before this and there was no sign of Charlotte or her web…he walked unencumbered and unimpeded through that door. It was just my
misfortune to meet her up close and personal.
The web was an amazing piece of engineering for the time frame. It was probably 4 or 5 feet wide and maybe 3 feet tall. I don’t know how you would calculate the equivalent of a man made construction in that same time frame but I bet it would be impressive.
Since I don’t make a habit of studying spiders, I’m not exactly sure what kind of spider this so if anybody recognizes this particular spider drop me a comment and let me know. It would be nice to know if she’s benign or if I have a killer lurking around…
And now for the back view…
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