Yes, he's really that BIG! We were fascinated and yet very thankful he was not at our house! LOL!
I try to take every opportunity to teach my girls things, so when we got home first thing I did was sort through out animal and insect cards we keep from National Geographic kids, as well as others. I found this card and we're pretty sure it's the same spider.
As you can see it's called an orb-weaver spider. they spin a sticky web to catch flying insects to eat.
Whew good to know they don't eat people because they're sure big enough too! :-)
But we're safe because we have this amazing little spider catcher who would never let us come to any harm...
Yeah, that's if we can manage to get him out of Hayley's lap and wake up from sleeping on her favorite stuffed animal named Frankie, LOL
Guess we're on our own if this guy comes to our house for a visit...hope we have lots of insects outside!!
Enjoy the day, I really must get busy! I just loaded pictures and created a photobook at Shutterfly!
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I'll be on this evening to visit everyone's blogs!