Creepy spider!

Damn good photos. I assume this was not a cell phone pic.

manta173 wrote:

Damn good photos. I assume this was not a cell phone pic.

Nah, Fuji X-T3 and an Xf-80 macro lens

Rad! *Pulls out Animal Crossing net*

Is that leg sticking up in the air?

Dude, I think she was hitting on you.

Well it is A*hole fly season again. Those little back ones that love to come inside and buzz my ears/nose.

On the plus side a new spider friend has taken up residence in the prime fly hunting spot and already gotten a good number of them. We need an inspirational name for my tiny spider friend to aim for.

You know like Peyton, slayer of flies, devourer of fools.

Stealthpizza wrote:

Well it is A*hole fly season again. Those little back ones that love to come inside and buzz my ears/nose.

On the plus side a new spider friend has taken up residence in the prime fly hunting spot and already gotten a good number of them. We need an inspirational name for my tiny spider friend to aim for.

You know like Peyton, slayer of flies, devourer of fools.

Spiderberus

Flybai.

edit: found the version of the picture I was originally thinking of.

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I ALMOST DIED!

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I popped into reverse to back up into the driveway and jumped out of my seat. That guy was wriggling around like crazy. We laughed so hard after. Glad I had a passenger to witness this.

Lycosidae

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Gritty?

Definitely Gritty.

Ah, Straya! Never change.

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Baby nightmare

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Brown recluse spiders are no joke either and they are in the US. It isn't just the land down under.

PoderOmega wrote:

Brown recluse spiders are no joke either and they are in the US. It isn't just the land down under.

but much rarer that people think. They did a study and found that most "brown recluse bites" were actually misdiagnosed staph infections.

I saw the prettiest looking spider I've ever seen this weekend while cutting back some trees. Unfortunately, the camera on my phone is terrible, so I didn't get a good picture, but it looked a lot like the one below, only more of a wavy stripe pattern. It was happily munching on some bugs it had caught in its web. It was a weird sort of peacefulness - just sitting back watching it do its thing.

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halfwaywrong wrote:

I saw the prettiest looking spider I've ever seen this weekend while cutting back some trees. Unfortunately, the camera on my phone is terrible, so I didn't get a good picture, but it looked a lot like the one below, only more of a wavy stripe pattern. It was happily munching on some bugs it had caught in its web. It was a weird sort of peacefulness - just sitting back watching it do its thing.

Looks like a St Andrew's Cross spider. They're common on the east coast but only rarely seen around Perth, which is probably why you didn't recognise it. Not venomous.