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We just moved to NC in July, with our 3 dogs and 2 cats (that car ride was fun ). I knew there were different creatures in NC than there were in Central New York, but this fella I found in my back yard, blew me away. I looked him up, and he isn't venomous, but he looks...well...." interesting"


post #2 of 17
as an anrachnophobic I am glad he lives by you... but as a animal lover he is gorgeous.. what kind is he??
post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by sbw999
We just moved to NC in July, with our 3 dogs and 2 cats (that car ride was fun ). I knew there were different creatures in NC than there were in Central New York, but this fella I found in my back yard, blew me away. I looked him up, and he isn't venomous, but he looks...well...." interesting"


That's actually a "fella-ess" as in female.
Good ole garden spider. You want to keep those around in the summer, they keep the bugs under some measure of control.
post #4 of 17
Obviously didn't get the warning! Arachnophobe here and did NOT like that picture! Wow! I'm smart
post #5 of 17
He may be harmless...but if he were in my yard he`d be DEAD! I`d drown him with a whole can of Raid!
Linda
post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by stampit3d
He may be harmless...but if he were in my yard he`d be DEAD! I`d drown him with a whole can of Raid!
Linda
post #7 of 17
I never would have gotten close enough to take the picture!!!
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by stampit3d
He may be harmless...but if he were in my yard he`d be DEAD! I`d drown him with a whole can of Raid!
Linda
If you did you would be doing your garden a disservice, not to mention putting a whole lot of pollutant into your soil and your air. Garden spiders eat a whole lot of bad bugs, and their webs are capable of catching more mosquitos and flies than you could count.
post #9 of 17
I think she's pretty, granted I wouldn't want her in my house. For the most part I like spiders because I hate bugs, and they eat lots of bugs!!!
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by sharky
as an anrachnophobic I am glad he lives by you... but as a animal lover he is gorgeous.. what kind is he??

Here is a link that tells you some things about him (oops "her" according to Kai Bengals up above) , with other links if you are really interested. She is curious to watch, and I understand that she does eat a ton of bugs. She would only bite if she was harrassed. As a spider papparrazi, Im glad she just posed for me. I didnt ask her for an autograph.

http://www.naturalsciences.org/funst...en_spider.html
post #11 of 17
Isn't she goh-jus? What a beautiful spoida!
That was my Steve Irwin impersonation. But she is truly stunning! And an atribute to your garden. Enjoy her! Just don't name her Charlotte.
post #12 of 17
Yikes!! I would run the other way..I am so scared of spiders!!!...where do you live that you get spiders like that??, I've never seen one like that before!
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by Oscarsmommy
Obviously didn't get the warning! Arachnophobe here and did NOT like that picture! Wow! I'm smart

I am only afraid of the little spiers, wolf spiders and suck. baby spiders don't bother me.. but neither do the tarantulas.. I don't know why
post #14 of 17
Eeeeeeeeeew!!!
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by menagerie mama
Isn't she goh-jus? What a beautiful spoida!
That was my Steve Irwin impersonation. But she is truly stunning! And an atribute to your garden. Enjoy her! Just don't name her Charlotte.
thats a pretty good Steve Irwin!!!!!!
post #16 of 17
That's a common garden spider?!!! Yoiks!! Wouldn't be letting my kitties near her. She does have pretty colours though - I thought that was a sign that they were dangerous?
Our apartment is being inundated with spiders right now. I guess they're looking for a nice warm place to weather the winter in. Too bad for them that Wiggies is my little spiderman!
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Originally Posted by sbw999
thats a pretty good Steve Irwin!!!!!!
Hehe, thanks!
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