|Nature is reclaiming the land|
So, as I mentioned before, I came across the largest spider I have ever seen in real life. To get some perspective, Steve climbed up on the battered roof to get a better look and poke fun at the beast. Poke fun was exactly what he did. First he used his finger to tease it, which the spider could have easily eaten. Then, after no reaction, Steve got a stick. I was in shock when the spider grabbed on to the stick and started gouging at it with its giant fangs. I was horrified because it was my job to document this entire event using up-close zoom with Steve’s video camera. I felt like I was right in the action and it creeped me out. I have had a phobia of spiders ever since I was small, so this was too much to take. There was another giant yellow and black spider next to it in its own web. I think they were friends. It looked small comparatively, but if you saw either of these in your back yard you would turn and run the other way. After our long walk through the hotel and spotting those two giant spiders, I was ready to exit the area back to the safety of my car and bug spray! I hope you enjoy the photos, it sure was fun taking them!
|Spider the size of his face|