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Now a lot of you know what I am like with our 8 legged friends :eek:

Was at a bird sanctuary today and saw a lot of webs with very strange spiders in them - I have just looked them up and they seem to be Spiny Backed Orb Weavers.

I tried to get some pics (very brave of me!) so hopefully some came out - but look them up - they are fascinating :D
 

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I just googled, they're a bit mad and sort of alien. Pretty fascinating, but even I would freak out if I found one on my pillow!
I wouldn't have even thought they were UK spiders looking at the pictures!
 

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I just googled, they're a bit mad and sort of alien. Pretty fascinating, but even I would freak out if I found one on my pillow!
I wouldn't have even thought they were UK spiders looking at the pictures!
Sorry - they're not UK spiders - I am in Florida Keys at the moment :D
 

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They are awesome. I did a project on spiders at school once, that was very interesting. There are so many different types and the colours you would not believe.
I can't wait to see your pictures hun.
 

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They look amazing
Would love to see one for real
 

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Oh wow they are gorgeous!

I'll have to get my children to keep an eye out for them next time they go & stay with their grandad in Canada next summer (they always go for a fortnight in Florida)
 

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hehe spiders and I share a very special relationship:

Outside they are considered allies against things that feed on me and my garden.

Inside, they make a lovely squishing sound. :D

The reason for the indoor war? One morning I awoke to find I could only open one eye, the other was swollen so badly I looked like I had been beaten by a champion boxer. Since they can't be trusted to keep a truce indoors, neither can I :)

These guys are kind of cool though. As long as they stay outdoors. :ihih:
 
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