Thursday, July 03, 2014

Yikes! Double yikes!

Look what I found in my bed when I made it this morning!

The largest jumping spider I've ever seen.

Yikes, again!

On my pillow. Facing the camera, checking me out.

Now she's* on my headboard. Hairy fangs, with skinnier hairy pedipalps in front of them.

She's longer and thinner than the jumpers I've seen around here before.

Watching me still, with the eyes in the back of her head.

*I'm assuming she's female because of the thin pedipalps.

I don't know if she shared the bed with me, or if she came in through the window while I had breakfast. I captured her, and carried her a long way away from that window before I released her.

How far do jumpers travel? I'm sleeping with the window closed tonight, even if I'm suffocating.

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos. I'm so glad you took them!(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  2. This species is my favourite to photograph. And come to think of it, I do see these indoors more often than outdoors.

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  3. Jennifer and Tim; It's almost as if the spider wanted her picture taken. She kept going away, behind the headboard, then coming out to face the camera again.

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