Fat bottomed girl

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We found a straggler from our recent black-widow invasion, and she was pretty lethargic and my son wanted to relocate her safely. So I took a stick, stuck one of those cup lids with a straw hole over it like a hand protector thing on a sword, fished up a bunch of her web and then plucked her from her hidey hole.

I don't actually know if she was OK, but we did our part and relocated her to an empty ditch area with plenty of hidey holes in which to reestablish a web.

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  1. colonial1637 (off & on) 66 months ago | reply

    Ouch!! Beautiful Photo, Dangerous Critter!! If you've never seen the damage their bite can do, you should search YouTube. I bet the next one you see doesn't get 'relocated', especially if you have kids.

  2. Cygnus~X1 - Visions by Sorenson 66 months ago | reply

    I had never looked close enough to notice the red legs on these either. Nicely captured!

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  3. Sommer Annabella 66 months ago | reply

    a bit scary but love it!!!!

  4. photoaskew2008 [deleted] 66 months ago | reply

    creepy, but a really great photo !

  5. Allshots Imaging 66 months ago | reply

    Great pic. Love the composition of this one!

  6. WiseDvo 66 months ago | reply

    great capture!

  7. andec 66 months ago | reply

    wow, incredible shot. Makes my skin crawl a little, but I can't stop staring it ;-)

  8. "†OnlyByGrace" 66 months ago | reply

    well doen; They are just trying to make a living like the rest of us?

  9. SunStones* 66 months ago | reply

    ha ha ha, perfect title, I'll be singing that all day now!
    Love your shot, I would definitely have tried to save and relocate her too. I don't kill anything unless it is threatening me or my critters.

  10. aanomis 66 months ago | reply

    you have some amazing pictures here... congratulations

  11. Jim Purcell 66 months ago | reply

    Fantastic photo!

  12. Mel (Queen Tutt) 66 months ago | reply

    My son loves spiders too. He likes to touch them and asks me to. We don't have any of those that I am aware of in this area. The photo really is creepy but great.

  13. Cheryl Pedemonti 66 months ago | reply

    amazing photo and interesting story....you are very brave (and thoughtful!)

  14. jeweline2001 66 months ago | reply

    this spider is busy at work

  15. Picture This1 . 66 months ago | reply

    Great shot but your much braver than I would have been. Looks like she could be ready to have some babies Nice shot though

  16. Pitcher_Phil 65 months ago | reply

    Absolutely beautiful capture, love it...:)

  17. Rich Capture 64 months ago | reply

    Awesome Shot. I would be no where near that monster :-)

  18. KLW_ 61 months ago | reply

    I would pee my pants if I saw this spider. But it is a great image.

  19. erica_photog 60 months ago | reply

    That's cool you let her live.

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