Thursday, October 6, 2011

I've Always Liked Spiders!

I don't know why. And I hate killing them. The only reason I do is because I'm afraid it might be a brown recluse or a black widow. I've heard horror stories about them! Or, I'm afraid they'll get on the kids. I read somewhere that every spider is poisonous. The other day at work there was a huge spider in a huge web. It was beautiful but very frightening because of the size. I mean, it was big enough that I could see the eyes. I made sure to stand back far enough because I was afraid it would jump on me. Then I saw the article below. Good to know. However, this particular spider was right next to an over grown wooded area, and could very well have been one of those jumping spiders!

That Nasty, Hairy Spider on the Wall is Going to Jump on You any Second Now
In the United States, there is only one family of spider, called Salticidae, that is capable of jumping, and these spiders are not commonly found in houses (they prefer forests). Generally, spiders do not seek people out and attack them. It's not in their nature. Spiders are only going to crawl across you if they're headed somewhere and you're in the way. As for the hairiness—what can I say? They are indeed hairy. But personally I find them to be quite darling.


Jane said...

I hope I never encounter a jumping spider.

marybelle said...

Spiders don't worry me at all. I just put them out into the garden.

Tory Richards said...

Me, too Jane!

Ever run across a spider when she let loose her babies, Marybelle?

Nancy Bristow said...

Debbie...I hate killing spiders as well and do the capture and release thing. I do, however, have an unpleasant reaction if bitten by one in that there is more swelling and itching than with an average bug bite.

At the moment I have a spider (in web) sharing my shower. He/she's been there for awhile just hanging out near the ceiling. I have no idea what it's using for grub because there are no other insects around??? I'll be moving spider outside as soon as I'm motivated. ~Nancy

Tory Richards said...

I know why he's hanging out Nancy...for the view! LOL

Nancy Bristow said...

LMAO! I fell out laughing because that's so pathetically untrue but nice of you to say so;)*grin*

Tory Richards said... never know. He might be into mature women.