Morning suprise? Horror?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Tyfani, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Tyfani

    Tyfani In the Brooder

    Jul 23, 2010
    Orland, CA
    After a restless night of attempt sleep, the sun finally rose slowly above the horizon.

    The sound of my sweet banty roo, crowing atop the car roused me. Time to feed the critters!

    1. Banty Roo caught and returned temporarily to the subpar chicken pen. Check
    2. Chickens fed and watered. Check
    3. Outside cats fed. Check

    Next on the list? The dogs of course!

    That is, until I came face to face with the monster of my dreams. I walked 'on a mission' for the dog's food. I had already walked across the porch several times this morning, but this time I noticed something I failed to observe before. At the glittering of a spiderweb from the corner of my eye.. I ducked. Who knows what kinda spider could have made it's web above my head I thought? I turned around. I froze in fascination. Curiosity. Revulsion.

    Then I ran in the house and grabbed my cellphone.


    It isn't the spider himself, but me. He isn't the biggest spider in the world.. nor the ugliest. Not even the scariest.

    But the fact that I almost walked into his big ole cobweb at least 5 times, still has my skin crawling!! And I had to share. [​IMG]
  2. E.G.Glayer

    E.G.Glayer Songster

    Jan 29, 2009
    Blanchester OH
    I hate spiders![​IMG]
  3. jendh

    jendh In the Brooder

    Jan 18, 2010
    Just think of all the skeeters he's snacking on out there...
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Quote:See... i'm telling you! That spider KNEW you walked there everyday.... he set his web as a trap for YOU... You almost became breakfast.
    Good god, i hate spiders!!!!!!!!
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Well, now, leave it up to the FEMALE of the species to make a super large nest so she can capture bugs to nourish those eggs/young she's probably developing. She probably liked the shady location and gentle wind currents. Did you know some species of spiders tend to their young and carry them around on their back?

    I discovered this one day while swimming in my pool. I popped up after a cooling dive and noticed an object floating near my face. I had a hard time focusing because of the age of my eyes and spent a few seconds finding my best focal point only to see a large, leggy spider floating about 12 inches away. I immediately turned all predator and raised my hand for the kill. Until I saw all the tiny spiderlings clinging to her back. The predator's rage gave way to maternal respect. Carefully, I escorted her to the side of my pool and helped her out with bright pink foam noodle. She darted across the blue tile and into the bushes. Never saw her again. Never had that many biting bugs around my pool, either. Which I appreciated as I hate coming out of the pool only to have one of those large black horse flies buzz your face!
  6. SillyChicken

    SillyChicken Crowing

    Jan 12, 2010
    ummmm ............Really? [​IMG] it's just a spider.......
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA I'm telling you!
    It was planning to EAT her... wrap her in its web and munch on her slowly all day long... [​IMG]
  8. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Crowing

    Jun 19, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    At least it is just an Orb spider. They can bite but are not poisonous or anything. We used to have a ton of them at my old place, I've almost walked right into them MANY times! Eww.

    At least you didn't find a Desert Recluse in your pants! Yes my BF found one when he went to put his pants on!!! Now THAT is a BAD spider!
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Quote:More importantly...just WHY were your BF pants off?? hmmmm? [​IMG]
  10. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Reader's Digest used to have a section where you take parts of 2 different words, put them together, and form a new word or phrase. One of my favorites was Arachnaleptic fit -- defined as "the frenetic dance you do when you have just walked through a spider web". Spider web is incredibly clingy... [​IMG]

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