Friday, August 27, 2010

Alabama bugs do NOT mess around

Yes.  THIS was found in OUR back yard.  OK, please feel free to do the he-bee ji-bee dance now.  Eric came running in the house to get his camera and snapped this photo of the beast.
Alabama does not mess around when it comes to growing some big-O nasty spiders!   Have you ever seen something so huge and disgusting???  I mean have you?  There is fuzzy yellow HAIR on it's head!  It has a big beetley back!  There are pricky things coming off of it's scary legs!  SICK!  Does anyone know what kind of spider this is?  And... will it kill me?  I think the answer is yes.

Katie, this one is for YOU :).


  1. It's a black and yellow argiope

    Don't worry! though it's a large spider, they are good, they eat insects, don't hurt humans, and protect your plants and garden :)

    It's a NICE spider!

  2. Thank you Laura! That is CRAZY looking, I would definitely be afraid too. Good to know that it is a "nice spider" if there is such a thing. Did you leave it there?

  3. oh no... I KILLED that disgusting thing. Well I didn't b/c I couldn't :) but Eric did!

  4. I would have been back in your tub hiding in 1 second flat!!

  5. Elliott is deathly afraid of spiders. I'll show him this later. :)



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