Tuesday, May 06, 2008
I'm blogging this cool spider photo in hopes someone might know what type of a spider it is. I've never seen one like it before. I came across it yesterday - I don't know if it came from the trimmings from the hedges, or whether it already had a home down by the garden boxes. At any rate, I apologize its a little grainy, little critter moved too fast to get a crisp shot. He's about as big as my baby fingernail in size. I picked him up between my thumb and finger, with garden gloves on, of course, and I was immediately impressed with his powerful forefront - he has fuzzy, brawny forelegs, which had almost a velcro grip, and I could feel him straining to get away right through the material! His back end is almost a completely segmented part of his body and is a rich vermillion red, while his eyes, which are inset, are a beautiful prismatic blue. Do you know what this might be?
Also, I've put the following slideshow together to share with you.
These are our friends Roger and Marie's alpacas. Marie emailed me the other day (thank you Marie!) to let me know that they had been sheared and would be a good photo op! I've included a few photos of them from last May as well, so you can see how much fur they usually pack!
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