Side View of a Massive Spider

I apologize in advance to any arachnophobics who stumble upon this post, because I realize how horror-movie these images are – especially the side view. This is in response to Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: View From The Side, and the Daily Post’s prompt: Massive. (Which was perfectly timed, I wrote this post yesterday before the Daily Post posted today’s prompt. πŸ˜‚) Yup. I got close enough to get a side-view of a spider with a 3X zoom, and this thing was huge. I like spiders as long as they aren’t on me, so I went for it and prayed that it wasn’t a poisonous one.

And in case you are curious, here is a top view (I know I’m really stretching it with that prompt πŸ˜‚):

And here is the front view:

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36 thoughts on “Side View of a Massive Spider

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    • Thank you! 😊 β™₯

      πŸ˜€ But still really interesting, nonetheless. πŸ™‚

      (Didn’t expect to see you on at 3:30 am. Hope that you weren’t having insomnia before you were looking at these photos because now you may not want to go back to bed…)

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      • Have to use a sattelite out here in the country for internet. Get 10 GB for $61 a month. I get my next bill on Monday. If I use my GB allowance up I get charged more. I ran out of GB for this month. Can get on the internet at no charge from Midnight to 5:00 a,m, So here I am. Am an early riser, but not this early. Ha

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        • Oohhh, I see. That’s a good reason for getting up early. Haha, the early bird gets the worm, they say. πŸ™‚ But wow. That’s early. Hope you have some strong coffee or something to stay awake. πŸ˜„

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        • Haha! πŸ™‚ I guess I’m used to looking for the critters at this point. I remember years ago when I went outside to feed my dogs and I failed to see a copperhead snake coiled up behind my dog’s water dish. I walked by and it tried to strike me. Macy (a dog I had then) got there so fast and she grabbed it behind the head, so it couldn’t bite me. She saved me that day. I’m always careful now!

          Haha, I understand that! It must be nice to not worry about snakes and spiders though! πŸ™‚ Especially the snake part… πŸ˜„

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          • Yes it is. Although I live in a very arid part of SoCal, near the desert. We have a lake nearby which I went to visit one day. I noticed a sign which said “BEWARE OF RATTLESNAKES! Don’t walk among the rocks” I was out of there in 5 minutes! Glad Macy was around for you that day. You must live a bit rural there in Arkansas…

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            • Rattlesnakes?! 😱 Haha, I saw some in a nature center and I was so glad we met with glass between us. πŸ˜„

              Me too. πŸ™‚ Though she got bit instead. I was terrified for her, and it was too late by the time I called the vet for me to bring her in for the antivenom. But the vet told me to give her Benadryl and antibiotics and she’d be fine. And she was. πŸ™‚

              Yes, it is very rural. πŸ™‚ I love the wildlife – except for the poisonous snakes. And I could do without the coyotes. πŸ˜‚

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              • Wow, Grace. A close call with Macy, glad she came through it all okay. I’m not sure I could live with the spiders and snakes. I’d have to live in the city and drive to the points of interest in nature. But I do love nature as I know it from California standards…

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                • πŸ™‚ Me too.

                  I think I may be the opposite – I’m not sure if I could live in the city. Cars constantly driving by, tall buildings, lots of people… πŸ˜„

                  πŸ™‚ Does California nature include the beach? The ocean is one thing that California has that Arkansas doesn’t, haha. πŸ˜‚

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    • Yeah! πŸ˜€ Thank you! β™₯

      LOL, I get that! πŸ˜„ I’d say bigger than a half-dollar if we are measuring from the tip of the legs. Maybe a bit bigger than a silver dollar? I wish I had thought to put something into the photo for scale. I did do that in another photo with a spider last year, and it made me nervous to get my hand that close to it. πŸ˜…

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