Sunday, August 9, 2009

Brownish-gray Fishing Sipder


(Dolomedes tenebrosus)Tree809

Female spider, leg span exceeding three inches, guarding her spiderlings.

3 comments:

~Tonia said...

All I have to say is AAAAAAHHHHH I hate spiders. They creep me out and its all I can do to leave the ones I know wont hurt me alone!!LOL
When I was a kid we had this house that was spider infested nothing poisonous but still they seemed to be every where.. I was 5 years old and it made a Serious impression on me!lol Then of course as a teenager I watched Arachnophobia(sp?) and it was months before I could take a shower with out checking the drain repeatedly as I showered!lol

tree ocean said...

LOL Tonia I have not seen Arachnaphobia but this is one scary spider! It kept jumping around the goldenrod as I was trying to get a macro shot. The nest has like 10 million tiny spiders in it.

After I posted it I wondered if the goats knocked it down since they were grazing that area after I took the pic. I will have to check it out. I felt sorry if they did, but on the other hand, I am not sure I want 10 million giant spiders in that location.

Warren said...

impressive!