|"Don't touch my babies!"|
I found this proud mother on the backside of a plywood board leaning against the wall in my backyard, and she never so much as twitched a hair while I laid the board flat and fussed around with lamps and the camera. She is guarding her second egg sac; the first is that blur in the bottom left of the photo.
When I'd finished taking photos, I carefully put the board back in the same position. I hope the next tenants ignore her until the babies hatch.