Saturday, July 18, 2009

Scary!



Any one know what kind of spider this fellow is?

He was "guarding" my hummingbird feeder.
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8 comments:

Jenny said...

No clue what that is, but we have found 2 or 3 black widows on our front porch! I'm praying they don't find a way in like the crickets have.

Lerra said...

Weird! I've never seen one like that. We have lots of wolf spiders, and Baron once found a black widow in the yard.

Laura said...

Aunt Neanie has many of these at the pond and calls them a form of garden spider. They get huge. I took some really cool pictures of some there...I'll have to post them.
♥Laura♥

Keysgal@QuietWater said...

That's Big Al....I wondered where he went. He was hanging out just outside my office window for a couple weeks but disappeared while I was out of the office a couple days. Harmless critters but they do get big and look scary. We have always called them garden spiders since they hang out in peoples' gardens and trees. Cool picture.

Graham Shenanigans said...

I have seen them before and was told he is a banana spider. They are scary but I too have heard they are harmless garden spiders. After being bitten by a brown recluse a year or two back, I don't like ANY spiders. Yuck!!!

angie said...

I must say that one is quite big & would scare me too. I really don't like spiders but we have a lot of them. I had Chris kill one in the kitchen Sat. night but it didn't look anything like that one.

Kelly said...

It's a yellow garden spider. Argiope aurantia.

Anonymous said...

When David and Rach lived in Foley I walked around the house and counted about 15 of these in different places and they all looked like that. I am not the biggest fan of spiders so that really creeped me out but at least bugs won't be too much of a nuisance...just spiders. (I am less scared of snakes than spiders, maybe b/c they don't make any sounds when they are around..)
Tammy