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Spiders - Ugh!

Updated on September 28, 2013

Gross Spider

The Discovery

We drove into the garage on Wednesday evening as usual. Thursday is our trash day so we left the garage door open while the recycle bins and trash can were being moved from the garage to the curb in preparation for the early morning pickup.

I looked out into the night from the garage and SAW IT! To the side of our garage door, a huge spider web had been constructed. The outside lights reflected on the glistening web. Perched in its midst sat the biggest spider I have seen in years. He was patiently waiting for his dinner.

Ugh! I don't like spiders and I don't like their webs. It seems that our twelve inch rain last month has produced a large crop of spiders. There have been huge strands of webbing from the trees in our backyard to the ground, blowing in the Fall breezes. In all the years we have been in our house, I have never seen such a crop of the creepy crawlers.

Spider In The Night

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The Spider and His Web

As disgusting and eerie as I found this huge spider to be, it was also fascinating in the night light. Watching him wait for his prey was not very exciting. He was so still until something touched his web and then he went into action.

My hopes were that this huge spider would pack it up when morning came and move on. I have noticed that many spiders will remove their webs during the day and return when the bugs come out at night.

Spider In Light

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The Next Day

I was so disappointed the next day to see the spider still perched on his web just like the night before. Enough is enough. The fascination has worn off. Time for the spider to go!

I expressed my dislike of this creature to my husband and asked him to remove it, please? He was using the blower to remove leaves on the driveway and decided to use it to remove the spider. He gave the spider the opportunity to set up shop somewhere else. A quick gust from the blower sent the spider into the air. Hopefully he landed in the neighbor's back yard. I am watching to make sure he doesn't sneak back! The leaf blower is sitting on the shelf, alert, waiting for it's next assignment!

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  • TheListLady profile image

    TheListLady 7 years ago from New York City

    Ooh spiders just amaze me. Should I mention that a pet shop owner gave my son a spider - a beautiful red knee tarantula? I am just awed by this thing called nature.

    So glad you relocated it so it can control the bugs in your garden!

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    pmccray 7 years ago from Utah

    I despise spiders. If I see 'em I kill 'em. If I don't I swear they usually end up in my bed within the week. Ugggh, voted up marked funny and useful.

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    breakfastpop 7 years ago

    Ugh, ugh, ugh. I hate spiders, actually I hate all bugs except maybe a lady bug!

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    John David LeCoq 7 years ago from San Antonio, Texas

    Spiders are a bit icky. I don't like them either, but they do make some great art with their webs. I do hope the spider moves away from you. But do keep that blower handy!!