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Any Guesses On What This Is?

A few weeks ago, we had a rather large spider resting on the side of our house. Or I thought it was resting. I also thought she was a he, but apparently I was wrong.

You can see Spidey here.

He She is kind of pretty, in a spider kind of way.

One day Emma and I were eating lunch out on the porch, and I realized that Spidey was gone. The web was still there, and there was some sort of coccoon looking thing on the side of the house where she had been resting.

I decided to get it down, and see what was inside of it. Seriously, I had no idea.  I thought maybe, just maybe it was his her home for the winter. I took it off the wall, grabbed some scissors and started opening it up. Thank goodness she wasn't living in there for the winter because I might have fainted if it would've crawled out on me. I don't like spiders much.

After opening up the little coccoon I saw what she had been doing all that time. She wasn't resting! She was laying hundreds of eggs. Spidey eggs! EW!

We smashed all the eggs, and I plan on smashing every coccoon thingy I see around here.

But I will say, if you find one of these nests you should open it up. It was rather cool to see.

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  • Reply sheila @E2gather November 19, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    EGADS Julie!!! you are a gutsy one! I would whacked that thing down and thrown it in the fire, not inspected it. I am a true arachnophobe! just looking at the pic on your site makes me have the heeby jeebies!!!! Ahhhhhhhh!

  • Reply Jen November 20, 2012 at 8:06 am

    Bet it was cool…will have to keep it in mind.

  • Reply Heidi November 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    I would have had the same heebies too, but my husband is a even bigger chicken when it comes to spiders. He’ll get the cat and let her see it and let her play/kill it so he doesn’t have too.

  • Reply Kim Armstrong November 20, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Ewww is right. I can’t stand spiders either. You are very brave! We seem to be having alot of them around our house in the last week or so. Yucky…

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