My daughter noticed this spider on our porch this week. Living in the country for over 20 years you would think I would be accustomed to critters like this but I was completely freaked out by this guy.
My husband was amazed and insisted that I take pictures. I was too afraid to get that close so he took several shots with my phone. I was about to delete them this morning and I thought I would share his image with all of you who love spiders!
I posted his photo on Facebook and two of my friends correctly identified him as a zipper spider or a yellow garden spider. Apparently he is not dangerous though I am constantly looking over my shoulder when I am on the porch now.
My husband relocated him over the stream and into the woods, faraway from our house. He then did an inspection around the house and found a female. She can have up to 1400 babies! So I am happy to report that he relocated her as well.
Their webs are spun like in a zipper pattern apparently though I am no expert and not very interested in learning anymore than what I know already. My flesh is crawling just from writing about it at the moment so I am done with this topic.
Except for one fact that my friend Krysta pointed out. If you look closely there is a heart in the web. I have been seeing lots of heart images lately in nature. Not sure that this spider is sharing any love with me but it is cute all the same…I think..:)
Have a great day everyone…spider free I hope.