I really don't mind them considering they do get a lot of pesky bugs around here. But i really can,t stand all those webs! Every morning there's at least 10 webs between my front door and my truck. If i leave my windows open even a crack there will be 3-4 webs inside my truck! I'm glad most of my neighbors are not awake when i go to work. They would think i'm some kind of lunatic frantically waving my arms around to get into my truck lol
Oh, good grief, charismaryllis, your cartoon gave me the shivers!
I absolute cannot. stand. spiders.
Oddly, I do not mind them in the barn, as long as they keep out of my way with their webs as well as themselves. And are not too big. And do not get into my stuff.
Even 2 webs between my house and my truck would give me the shivers. Do you carry a broom? A rake? I would keep it inside my door and take it with me, waving it in front of me, as I exit the house. Let the neighbors think what they will.
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Ha! I just came home and noted a large spider making a huge spiderweb right outside my door. Luckily, it's between the roof and the railing so there's no walking into it. But it's really cool to watch a spider make a web!
I really like spiders. Walking through huge webs, not so much. I have the same reaction as the OP - flailing arms...
Oh, and i should clarify that the architect of said web was about the size of a kidney bean. i took a picture.... Then i got the broom and said "sorry dude."
But yes, when they're spinning someplace more appropriate, like in the upper corner of the deck window, beneath the porch light, so we could watch from the comfort of the kitchen, they're very cool.
Oh, and one of the times i was in florida, i was at a nature center and there was a sign saying to stay on the path--right beneath a spider the SIZE OF MY THUMB spinning a six foot high web between two trees. I stayed on the path, hell yeah.
Gravity works, and the laws of physics are a bitch.
Fly traps! Other than the two kinds we have around with poison bites I decided to not mind them, finally got used to running through their webs and having them land on me when riding through the woods.
Probably the worst one for me was when i was nightwatching. I just had a feeling so i stopped and shined my light. I was face to face with a large black and yellow spider. It made a huge web from the tree line to the fence. I carried a stick with me from that point on lol.
There was another large spider in my room. It's web ran from my window to my bed and to the tv. I had to get off my bed on the other side, duck under it in front of my tv to get out of my room to get the broom. There's some poisonous spiders here but i wasn't about to check to see if it was one or not lol