Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Even the Spiders are Badasses Around Here

I love how cocky (and nihilistic) the spiders become this time of year. They've spent all Summer bulking up, and they're just not gonna take any more shit. They weave webs right across my regular walking routes. I got in my truck yesterday, and a huge angular spider had claimed my mirror to door area. I tried to knock it to the ground, but it bunkered down in my side mirror. "It's your funeral, dude". I drive to the post office, and the spider immediately comes out, as I'm driving, to finish killing and eating the prey it had just webbed. "Dude, it's your funeral". I drive and watch as it gobbles. Finally the wind blows it down the side. I park and it's managed to hole up in the groove between my cab and truck bed. It immediately comes out and continues munching away on its meal. I drive home and it's still hanging in there.

Then this web is built overnight near my door. Just how ambitious is this spider???

6 comments:

jenntenn said...

Make sure you sleep with one eye open. I think this thing is out to get you!

Carla said...

I have my door boarded. May get cacooned in and have to siphon air through my roof sewer vent. Not sure just what pipe I must disconnect to access that. Let's call it a last resort for now.

Nomi Lubin said...

Wow, that is a very tight spider web. At least for back east it is. Maybe it's normal for the wilds of Indiana.

Nomi Lubin said...

How can one spider have that much stuff in them?

Carla said...

I accidently walked through this web today, face-first.

Nomi Lubin said...

Nice.