Those that suffer from Arachniphobia please do not read this post as there is a picture of a Black Widow working on his egg sac.
Black Widows LOVE rocks and any dark un-disturbed hiding places. My mom has a rock bed with a few plants growing in it and it is surrounding by rock edging. Well, we have seen our fair share of spiders. Our 'Funnel Web' spiders are pretty cool looking and harmless they build pretty strong webs. They keep other bugs away such as mosquitos, flies etc....
The Black Widows web is thick like nylon and very different from other webs. We have one that was working very hard on her egg nest and YES we did destroy it as well as poison her. I know this sounds harsh but we have 2 small children and cannot risk them being bit by her or her hatchlings. Personally I have a thing for spiders and love watching them work.
Here is a picture of her working:
This photo was not edited and she and her egg sac really are/were that big. Please let this be a note to all other Black Widows
"You are NOT welcome here!"
We have ALOT of frogs around the yard and house as well. Our sons sure do get a kick out of all of them.
They are mostly babies so I have been trying to find the 'nesting' spot so I can show them some tadpoles ;-)
Drumroll please (boom boom tap tap ratatat tat :giggle:)
Don't you just LOVE it?????
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