He's big! He's ugly! And, I HATE spiders! Just ask my boys. I'd be in one room, they'd be in another, hear me shriek and come running laughing all the way. They knew I'd just seen a spider. I'll let you in on a little secret; it didn't matter how big or small, my dear sweet boys would come to my rescue and kill the wicked spider! These days they are all grown and have families of their own so I no longer have my spider killers. So, what do I do, you ask? You know those handles that come with the Swiffer floor duster? Yep, you got it. It's my "not quite as long as a ten foot pole" spider killer. I can smash a spider without coming within three feet of it. Of course, it takes me longer to work up the courage to approach it than it does to smash it. :-)
The spider you see in the pictures below is hanging outside my living room window. The web is huge! He only comes out every late afternoon looking for dinner. Trust me, it was all I could do to shot these pictures given the crazy thing started flexing his legs whenever I got close. Freaked me out! And, mind you, this is through the window, through the screen view.
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