Last weekend, you almost lost me.
I was almost attacked by a giant spider. 😯
I was walking around the farm looking for interesting things to take pictures of. I almost walked into a spider web.
When I’m carrying my camera I’m looking at everything, large and small. When I came upon this thing suspended in mid-air.
It is a bug of some sort (maybe a cricket), partially woven in spider web.
I began to pay attention to the web itself. It was huge. It went from a tree limb, just over my head, to the ground and back to the tree trunk.
I decided that someone might be walking along and not notice this web and walk right into it. Like I said, since I was carrying my camera I was paying attention to every minor detail.
So, I began to take it down, one strand at a time. I released the last strand and the web fell to the ground. As I stood there observing the web and thanking myself for tearing it down…….
Cause you know, I would be the one who would forget about it and walk into it.
Anyway, while I was standing there, I heard something move in the tree limb and this huge spider dropped down to my eye level.
He was just hanging there, leering.
He was mad and it was obvious.
Almost daring me to take a step.
And you know I started snapping pictures.
All the while, making sure that he didn’t lunge toward me.
Now you know, if I hadn’t had my camera and hadn’t been paying close attention, I would have walked right into this web.
And while I stood there, complaining, and removing the sticky web from my person….
that huge spider would have dropped down right on my head. 😯
Three things would have happened, I would have stripped down right then and there, like I did before.
Because, like snakes, I DON’T DO SPIDERS!
And due to the fear I would be experiencing, and the over exertion in this heat of trying to rid myself of this monster,
I would have had a heart attack and dropped dead right there in the grass.
Then, I would have been woven tightly in spider web and drug to a secret location and that spider would have called all his buddies over to show off his prize capture.
Now, aren’t you glad I was paying close attention?
I know you would have been sad and confused when I came up missing.
You would miss me, right? 😥
Seriously, does anyone know what kind of spider this is?
Cause if it’s poisonous, I need to put on my camo gear and go hunting.
After I told The Captain about my near death experience and showed him the picture, he told me he’d seen the same spider, in the same area, when he was mowing the day before. He even tore down the web cause it was in his way.
I tell you, this spider is after big game.
So the spider is not a new comer to the farm. He’s here to stay.
I’m already fearful of stalking cows that may find their way to the farm.
I don’t have time to worry about stalking spiders, too! 😉
Here’s a poll for ya…
(just cause I haven’t added one for awhile)