Borneo? The Zoo? Nope, just our wild adventure backyard. This must be the largest spider that I have ever seen in person. Its web goes from the top of our house to the top of the neighbor’s. Her fire red orange was particularly vivid in the late afternoon sun today.
Sarah also came in today to say that there was a spider in her sandbox. I found a black widow belly up in the sand, but when I poked her she sprang to life. So many different spiders here in sunny San Diego, and I have no idea why.
What is your best spider story? Have you ever kept a pet spider? I know at least one of you has!
update: our previous eight legged friend appears to have moved on. We visited for a couple of weeks, but his funnel shaped web is getting dusty and he is no longer in sight.
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