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bamabob
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my dog can't hold her licker


« on: September 09, 2017, 01:37:36 PM »

Spins a huge sticky web like a spider, have never had these before this year.  Have to clean them out of the trees before I can mow.  Pretty creepy riding through a web these spin. 





Smaller than a dime, shaped like a crab, here's one in his web before I cleared it out so I could mow without being creeped out.  These webs can span 4-6 feet, spanning from one tree to the next closest object.


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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2017, 07:51:17 PM »

The first picture made me think he spins thick yellow thread webs!

Bet this is the culprit (color varies, one of the pics is colored similar to yours):  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gasteracantha_cancriformis



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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2017, 07:52:40 PM »

It's a white crab spider
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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2017, 05:47:37 AM »

Are they harmless? they look mean and tough!
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my dog can't hold her licker


« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2017, 09:00:15 AM »

Thanks for the info guys.


Are they harmless? they look mean and tough!

Appears they are harmless to humans but do paralyze their prey.
But then again I about wrecked into a tree after riding through one of their webs.  Not a fun thing.  I don't like spiders and snakes...
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2017, 05:07:00 PM »

https://youtu.be/Je3EiwKArlQ
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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2017, 06:24:39 PM »

Vid "not availible" here in Montreal; however - https://youtu.be/4lYdD9DdLNY
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my dog can't hold her licker


« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2017, 07:03:18 AM »

Ha, exactly the song I was thinking of, hadn't heard it in years.
This one came up right after, another classic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UaEC-lWSlmI

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« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2017, 05:48:33 AM »

Smoke it on the keg  Grin
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