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13Aug/074

Freakin’ Scary Hairy Jumping Spider

On our trip to a family friend's house I noticed a rather interesting looking spider on their stainless steel grill. I started taking pictures and noticed that the spider seemed to be doing a little twist whenever I moved the camera closer.

Curious, I zoomed in and noticed that this little guy was really turning to LOOK RIGHT AT ME! Gagh... the only thing scarier than a spider is a smart spider!

Freakin' huge jumping spider

Freakin' huge jumping spider

Being the manly man that I think I am I kept taking pictures. This was a big mistake.

Approximately 10 seconds after snapping the above picture this gigantic, hairy, soon-to-be-airborne spider launches itself at me with all eight legs sprawled like the face suckers from Aliens.

Needless to say I did the only thing a real man would: I squealed like a little girl, dropped the camera, and stumbled into the picnic table behind me. Good times, good times.

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  • Peggy

    I’ve always thought spiders were very intelligent, and I’ve not been prone to challenge them (unless they’re crawling across the ceiling as I’m about to go to bed — then it’s — KILL!)

    You really were very brave photo-ing this spider! Thanks for sharing the experience.

  • Peggy

    I’ve always thought spiders were very intelligent, and I’ve not been prone to challenge them (unless they’re crawling across the ceiling as I’m about to go to bed — then it’s — KILL!)

    You really were very brave photo-ing this spider! Thanks for sharing the experience.

  • Trisha

    its horrible :(

  • kayleigh caldwell

    spiders i hate them im scared of them the bloody things x

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