Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Knock, knock...


Hubby returned home at nearly midnight and said I had a friend waiting to come inside. I looked out and saw this waiting on my front door mat!

Eww!

I am a country girl and have seen/shooed/caught/squashed my fair share of creep-crawlies, but this one was freaky!! I know it is hard to gauge the scale, but those wood chips that had blown in from the garden are nearly as large as a 50 cent piece...so this mama is about as large a spider as I have ever seen.

If anyone knows what species of spider it is, I would love to know. It is definitely not a Huntsman, as I am quite familiar with them.

6 comments:

Catherine said...

Yuck! I have a morbid fear of all but the smallest spiders and this one is really creepy! I've never seen one like it before, and don't ever want to again!

Kimberlee said...

um, excuse me. is that real!?!? because if it is, it is wayyyyy to big for my liking! geesh!!! Hope you showed it on its way 'tout sweet'! x

Anonymous said...

From the look of the photo i am wondering if they were baby spiders on its back? i remember killing a bit spider once and then hundreds of little ones started running everywhere? Ma Ma

Mary-Laure said...

This beast looks huge. Instead of stopping for a pic, I would have run away...

Romana said...

Mary-Laure, it was definitely one of those times where you wonder at the sanity of trying to get an up-close pic! (and I did run back inside, shut the door and put the draught stopper in place!!).

MaMa, I wondered if perhaps they were babies over it's body - but I wasn't game to find out!

edward and lilly said...

SCARY!!! I have no idea what it is and I've seen my fair share of spiders.