Pretty babies

I may be becoming notorious in Morris. Since we got mentioned in the local paper, I’ve gotten a few phone calls from community members asking about spiders. The latest was an excited call that a swarm of baby spiders had hatched out on their screen door…so of course we had to leap into the Spider-Mobile and race across town. I suggested to Mary that we ought to get a giant fiberglass spider mounted on the roof and one of those magnetic sirens/flashing lights that I could attach on the roof for these moments when I get emergency Spider-Alerts.

Anyway, we got there, and they were adorable. Hundreds of baby spiderlings stretching their limbs on the door.

We took a sample, but left most alone. We took a few photos and then turned them loose on a bush outside my office window. I don’t mind seeding my yard with orb weavers.


  1. seachange says

    So cute!

    I’m jealous. We seldome get anything other than the desert orb spiders that hate water and spin their orbs sideways in my part of the world.

  2. Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says

    Does Cato, your Evil Feline, drive the Spider-Mobile?

  3. chigau (違う) says

    What do spiders sound like?
    What would the siren on the Spider-Mobile sound like?
    Do you have a cool costume? Does Mary have a cool costume?

  4. says

    Totes adorbs. My sister had a bunch of orb weavers at her house one year. I discovered that by walking face first into their webs.