Dapper Spider Lady

Today, I had to change the zeolite and charcoal in the end filter at my wastewater treatment facility and other associated chores – like pumping out most of the water and removing some of the dead leaves from the end pond, etc. I usually do my best not to harm any critters whilst doing this. I counted at least five frogs and ten damselfly larvae in the pond and when changing the zeolite in the filter this poor spider lady carrying an egg sac fell into the filter from I do not know where. She was a bit wet and thus not as agile afterward as these wolf spiders normally are, thus I could take out my phone and take some pictures. She was still way too quick for comfort so I only got two where she is in focus. Pictures are below the fold.

© Charly, all rights reserved. Click for full size.

© Charly, all rights reserved. Click for full size.

I have also dislocated a spinal disc in my chest when starting a stubborn lawnmower after two years of being mostly back-pain free. Breathing and sneezing are now a major pain, although at least not in the ass…


  1. Ice Swimmer says

    Ouch, I’m hoping you can get your back pain in control.

    As for the spider, wow, she’s as pregnant as one can get.

  2. Jazzlet says

    She’s gorgeous!

    Ow ow ow! Sorry you’ve slipped a disc (I don’t know why that is the English phrasing, it sounds so harmless, but it causes so much pain) I hope you recover quickly.

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