Looks like one. It's a little early but in Arizona the males wander
around looking for females in the fall. It's a little weird to be
driving down the road and noticing a spider ambling across it. They can
bite if provoked but they're usually docile.
I apologize for the lousy picture. I'll take another shot in the daylight
tomorrow with better lighting.
It landed on my shoulder and was walking around, while I was hunched over
my booster pump motor ... where when I realized what it was - I
involuntarily screamed like a girl!
It's a primeval feeling - spiders and rattlers ... goes deep into the core.
When it fell off on the ground, I agree with you that it was pretty docile.
I don't think it wanted to bite me at all.
Maybe it was what was eating this snail?
Where I've never seen a snail shell caught in a spider web in the air 3
feet off the ground and five inches from any wall or roof!
In alt.home.repair, on Sun, 19 Aug 2018 05:58:34 -0000 (UTC), Arlen
Amazing, isn't it. I did that once when I saw a mouse under the sink.
Later I decided it was because I thought it was an enorrrrmous roach,
and if I'd known it was a mouse, I wouldn't have screamed
So is it alive or dead in the photo?
In alt.home.repair, on Sun, 19 Aug 2018 15:25:15 -0400,
Once in high wchool looked out the window at a bush in front of our
house and there was a big spider with long black legs and a big cream
and pink body. I think it was cream colored with pink dots or lines.
3+ inches total across.
It stayed there for hours. I've never seen anything like it again, irl,
a zoo, or the web.
In alt.home.repair, on Sun, 19 Aug 2018 17:14:09 -0400, micky
I looked at https://www.insectidentification.org/spiders.asp
North American Spiders
It is said that some three-quarters of the human population is
intimidated by spiders in one way or another - about 3,400 species
reside in North America alone.
91 spiders but none that look anything like the one I saw I know
spiders all have segmented bodies, but this one didn't seam to. It's
body was what I think is called an oblate circle. A circle that is
moved 20% to the side, so it's 20% longer than wide
Althoujgh maybe I'm forgetting parts nad it was shaped like this, even
though the colors are all wrong:
BTW, I've never used the word oblate before and I'll give myself 3
points if I used it right, one point just for using it. I googled and
I can't figure out if I used it right or not.
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