Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Mother Spider

One thing I’ve learned to accept and expect during my stonework is an abundance of spiders. I have reached a shaky state of tolerance; while I think they are admittedly interesting to look at, I would be much happier if they stayed far away. Armed with gloves, I persevere. However, one thing I was NOT prepared for was the Wolf Spider’s unique form of mothering. One day I brushed away what I thought was a large fuzzy spider, only to discover that it was something much more terrifying. The great big fuzzy spider dispersed and became not just one spider, but a hundred! OMG – want to watch a grown woman scream? Yuck. Disgusting and yet fascinating. Here is a look at the creature that now haunts my dreams, Mother Spider:

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