Saturday, November 10, 2012

'Pumpkin' Anyone? ~ Rural Thursday

This arachnid is commonly known as a...

wait for it...



Pumpkin Spider!

It's scientific name is 

They are venomous.



This one bit my husband. Considering it was camouflaged in the leaves, it is not a surprise. Thankfully, it was a dry bite and he is fine....so far. 



It totally creeps me out! Right now, it's housed in a canning jar awaiting its fate. Wonder what it will be?

Have you seen one of these?!

I'm linked with Rural Thursday.






13 comments:

  1. Ewww!! I am NOT a fan of spiders. I have never seen one of these before. We have a lot of black widows in our firewood so we have to be careful when we gather it. I am very glad your husband is okay. I hope you're having a good weekend, my friend!

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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    1. We've been here 13 1/2 years and have never seen one! I read where the egg sack can have up to 800 eggs in it...EWWW for sure!!!

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  2. What a scary looking spider. I'm so sorry your husband was bit by it. I hope he doesn't suffer any ill effects.

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    1. Hey Keli,
      I pretty much freaked when I saw it :) He seems to be fine though.

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  3. I do hope your husband is all right -- that is one crazy looking spider! :)

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    1. Nancy,
      Not anymore ;) Husband is doing fine.

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  4. I DO NOT LIKE SPIDERS!!!! CREEPY....I can tell you what I would do...the words FLATTER THAN A PANCAKE comes to mind! LOL!! As long as it's someone else's foot doing it! :)

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    1. PS I hope your hubby will be ok.

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    2. You are so funny, Teresa! I wasn't brave enough to be the one to end its life either :)

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  5. That is the most beautiful frightening thing I have ever seen. Scary that it may hurt your poor husband. How can something so beautiful and with such a cool name be so evil. B

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    1. Yes, it is scary & beautiful at the same time. Not the kind of pumpkin you want around :)

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  6. That's a beautiful spider but not so nice that it bit J. Hope he's ok. BTW, I've tagged you for a game of blog-tag! I'll be posting the details momentarily and I'd love it if you would play along. It is a great way to get to know other bloggers.

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  7. Whoa! I've never seen anything like that! Hope your husband has no reaction from it!

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