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Spider!

spider, huge, Sri Lanka

You know how I’ve mentioned that we have large spiders here?

Here’s one for you.

This one’s about 5 inches in diameter from tip of one bent leg to tip of another bent leg.

And this one isn’t even the largest spider I’ve seen here…

6 thoughts on “Spider!”

  1. oh my, oh my, oh my!! I can’t stop looking at it even though it is probably the scariest thing I have seen all day! er…um, thanks for sharing? 😉

  2. Yeah, that’s kinda how I feel about it, too. 🙂

    I usually scream, or at least get really startled. Then tell Fahim to remove it – he takes them outside and sets them free. If he’s not around, I spray the heck out of them with bug spray because, well, I’m just not as nice as he is. 🙂

  3. I just Googled banana spider, and we have a spider that looks very similar to the ones listed, but they’re not as big as this spider. It’s probably a related species. I have an image of that spider somewhere – just need to find it…

  4. I can’t believe that I am thinking this, but I love snow, I love snow, I love snow. I thought that my first instinct would be to step on it, but I don’t think I would do much damage to it. It is so kind that he lets them go but I’m with you… spraaaaay…..

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