Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

June 24, 2012

Arachnophobia, Anyone?

I've been watching this guy for a few days. Today he came out to dine on this caterpillar. This is the first time that I've seen anything eat these guys. Either the spider is very hungry, or has no taste.

 For all you folks suffering from arachnophobia, cheer up, there is probably one somewhere many, many, times his size, and hungry too!
Up close and personal! The camera lens is only about 6 inches away in this shot. I was hoping that it was a runner and not a hopper. Actually he is rather cute!
Sleep well, me hearties! They are out there!


TexWisGirl said...

adorable! love the hairy ones! :)

Bernadine said...

Yikes! Thank goodness I don't mind spiders. I was raised being told they are good to keep bug populations down and my mom would gather them up and take them outside. I even had a black widow in my garden and left her alone. However, with all that said, there is NO WAY I would have gotten 6 inches close to get the photo. NO WAY. So thanks for taking the risk to get the shot!

Lana said...

I tried to see the "cuteness" in the spider, but it kept eluding me. :-/ I'm not terrified of spiders, but we've had so many Brown Recluse bites in our family that I've become less inclined to leave them alone when found in our house. I can't believe he's draining this creature that looks to be three times his size!


Alica said...

...Feet up off of the floor...goosebumps on my arms...

Michelle said...

These are some GREAT shots! Everything in nature has its role, but seriously....spiders like this kind of creep me out.

luckybunny said...

Great pictures Ian... but yikes. I'm not afraid of spiders, even the big guys, but there is always something a little discomforting about the hairy ones LOL.

Laurie said...

Oh, such a wicked sense of humor you have. How do you know this "cutie" is a "he"? I never get this close to them, cuz I dont like jumpers!