Along Came A Spider...

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    Each of the last three nights this big fellow has spun a beautiful web using my Jeep and a tree for the anchors. Every morning I drive off to work and leave him hanging.

    He is huge - almost 2 inches across and I've never seen such a sticky and strong web.

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    Rep to anyone who can tell me what kind he is. :dunno:
     
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    The location is central Florida, <15 miles from the coast, if that makes a difference.
     
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    He is the kind I avoid.
     
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    off the cuff guess...... cuz dinner is ready


    large wolf spider.
     
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    Where's the bug spray?

    Immie
     
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    Definitely an orbweaver - the web is a perfect circle. Using a flash like I did I couldn't get a shot that did justice to both the web and its creator.
     
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    Say it ain't so!

    Aside from the beauty of the spider, his web is full of little white dots that used to be mosquitoes. Anything that size that consumes its weight in mini-vampires is a friend of mine.
     
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    My first thought on seeing the title was an Andrew Dice Clay line.:D
     
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    Spiders give me the creeps especially if I don't know whether they are poisonous or not. Of course, I distinctly remember waking one morning to red streaks running up and down my right arm. Never found the culrpit either, but I know it was a spider!

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