Thursday, September 27, 2012


Every morning I go out to my back yard and sit with my coffee.
I usually stand in the doorway until my cat comes in and I ALWAYS look around for spiders. This is something I made a habit of while living in a rural area of Corona CA. It is just something I always do since I hate spiders so much.

This morning I did just that, stood leaning against the doorway while my cat came in. I stepped down to the step and looked back to see that my cat was in before I shut the door. EEK!! this spider was exactly where I was leaning on the door frame. He was all curled up and so I thought OH MY GOSH, I was leaning on him!! I immediately got the spider spray and sprayed him. He stretched out just like this and so I knew he was not dead, just faking. I sprayed until he fell to the ground and then I stepped on him squishing him.
Get the picture?...I was freaked out!

The thing is last year I saw a spider like this on a bush outside my bathroom window and it was interesting to see it build a web. I kind of gained an appreciation for the intricate work it did. That is all fine.... ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WINDOW!!
 This is a Hobo Spider. Very poisonous! Their bite can decay flesh and cause loss of body parts if not treated right away. They mate in August and like to hide in boxes or dark dry places.
Be careful!
I don't know what this spider is but creepy for sure. He even has the traditional Halloween colors on.


SueAnn Lommler said...

Now I will be itchy for the rest of the day....yikes!

Pamela said...

I know how you feel! I have a deal with the spiders - if you stay outside you can live. Come in and you die.

brenda Salzano said...

Eyeeeeeewwwww. I like them outside but not in my domain!!

Judi said...

Hi Patti *hugs*
Oh myyyyyy I don't like bad spiders like you've pictured...

I don't normally mind spiders but only if they do their own thing...

Its interesting to watch them create a web but I save the insects that get caught in the wave...I don't know why...

That last one is definitely ready for Hallowe'en...

have a great week.

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Patricia,

I'm so with you when it comes to spiders or any bug for that matter. I really dislike insects. I live in West Palm Beach,FL so I see many spiders too. I always have bug spray on Thanks for visiting me. I appreciate your sweet comment. I saw your creations on your other blog and they are all beautiful. You are so talented! I am now your newest follower. As for the last spider I hope I never see one of those or I will die! lol :)
Janet's Creative Pillows

jean grey said...

I love critters but I don't dare to touch one of them. I just love how they look but not what they feels like to touch. LOL. Thanks for posting. I love it. Keep it up!

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Karen Kay Babineaux said...

I found one this morning just like the yellow fellow and wasnt sure if he was poison are not because I dont like to kill them because most have a garden purpose. Like some eat afids, fleas & other garden pests. So does anyone know for sure if he is poisonous are not?