Friday, October 5, 2007

Spider - Orb Weaver

This spider is living on one of our back doors of our house. He has been there for at least a week. He creates a giant web. He looks darker than the picture shows. Also, if you notice, it looks like he only has six legs. I wonder if he is a rough and tumble spider and got in a spider fight and lost a couple of legs? Most likely, he just has them lying back against the other back ones and it is the camera angle. Although I took several shots and they all showed the same thing. I will take a closer look today.

I usually don't like spiders but I am growing an affinity to this spider. He is our Guard Spider. If anyone would come in the back door, he would scare them away!

I tried to get a good picture of him but it wasn't easy! I think I need to give him a name. I might just call him Orb for now.