I walked into this guy’s web this morning, while watering. Boy was I surprised! I jumped about five feet when I ran into the web. And then I ran into a second web in another part of the garden. Geez!
Boy is he hairy! This spider is quite large (compare to leaf of aronia bush) and fast. Fortunately, he ran up his web to the house he had built by folding over a leaf. While I watched (from a safe distance of about 8-feet away; good thing my camera has zoom), he crawled inside his house, and stayed there. I suspect he hangs out in his house and waits for something to hit his web. When he gets a hit, he runs out and snaps up his catch.
It was really difficult to Photoshop this photo. When enlarged, the spider really gave me the heebie jeebies. I really dislike spiders, though I leave them alone in the garden (they don’t get to live in the house).
It still gives me the shivers. Ughhh!