Can you identify this spider?
October 30, 2012 3:36 PM Subscribe
Can you identify this spider
? It has been camped outside my front door for two weeks.
posted by cribcage to home & garden (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have never seen a spider this big behave this way. Usually around here they are smaller, and they move on quickly. This one is about the size of a quarter, and for the past two weeks it has made its home outside my front door. The web seems to be rebuilt every day or two.
It is located in front of a small doorframe window, so there is some light. It is about eye level. There is also an outdoor lamp immediately beside the web that was on the first night the spider arrived, but I have tried turning off this lamp for a few nights and the spider remains.
Thanks in advance for any help. I'm mostly just curious, but tomorrow night trick-or-treaters will be arriving on my doorstep and I'm wondering whether I should toss the spider into the woods beforehand. It seems a shame to disturb it, but still.