Sunday, February 22, 2009

Houseguest

I normally shower alone

If you live in a house somewhere in Sweden, or Europe, you will probably be familiar with this spider. It's known as the Big House Spider over here. This is a female. It's one of the biggest spiders in Central Europe. I found this one in the shower. They can live to be six years old. The female only leaves the nest to feed, and they don't like humans, so they are easily scared. I thought I should tell you that if you suffer from arachnophobia.

6 comments:

Jazzy said...

that's called a great portrait =)

Lois said...

That is a beautifully detailed photograph!

Kris said...

Do they bite?

Per Stromsjo said...

As they seem to suffer from humanophobia one wonders how they feel about cameras.

Steffe said...

They don't bite, and if you ask politely, they don't mind having their photo taken as proved here!

Lisa Wilson said...

Looks like you found a new friend, too! AAAACK!! I hardly ever see spiders since we moved to Colorado, and I do not miss them. Thanks for visiting my blog!