Monday, October 3, 2011

Cleaning With 8 Legs!

WE were cleaning the garage over the weekend and look what I came upon....AHhhhhh!   I spotted it first and was shrieking and pointing, my hubby was the brave one that captured it.  We did some research and this is a White Banded Fishing Spider.  They are hunting spiders and not snare web building spiders.  As you can see, they are quite large spiders and are indeed Maine's largest native spider.  Hubby put the penny in for size reference.  We let him/her go out on the back porch, to find a new home for the upcoming winter. 

6 comments:

Tierra Verde Handmade Soap said...

So,I think spiders are totally creepy, but that one's beautiful as far as spiders go.;-))

twobloomsdesignstudio said...

Oh wow, I would have really screamed if I'd been there. That is a big one.

Michelle

mjeclectic said...

I DO NOT like spiders. But I still had to look. Go figure.... All I have to say is be glad you don't live in the south. They have spiders big enough to name. YUCK!!! I have ended up on a coffee table more than once. I grew up in MI and ended moving all over married to USCG Officer so always the coasts until this last one. Lets just say midwest south area has the biggest spiders so far.

Friesenfan said...

Waaahhh ...
Thank God - we live in Germany.
Greetings

Heirloom Natural Soap said...

I also had to look -the poor buggar would be nothing but a brown stain now had he shown himself here at my house! We get some whoppers on the patio that run up the house & I'm sure it takes new neighbors some time to get accustomed to my shrieks! LOL!

Soapchick said...

Im not a fan of spiders but that is really beautiful, as far as beauty in spiders goes! Its that time of year too, they are all coming in to the house but ours are black, fast and very, very scary.......