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Nursery Web Spider

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The second one of these I have found--both had wandered into the laundry room. Coaxed very gently into a jar, I kept this one for several days in cool, shaded conditions, and brought it out for a couple of photo sessions. It was not much fazed by chilling, but it did hold still, sometimes, when placed out in the open. During one session, it leaped onto my lens, very near my hand, causing me to lean back quickly and fire a couple of shots in the air as I tried desperately to not drop the camera and to not feel how powerful the fangs were. Luckily, photographer and spider both survived the odreal without any injuries.Pcca20080412-0116a

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