So I came home from work today and went to check the mail and found this hanging off the mail box ---
this spider is pretty good sized her body is about as big around as my thumbnail. She is a problem for several reasons, 1.)I'm arachniphobic, 2.) she's on the mail box of all places 3.) she's a brown widow -- yes a brown widow!! we have black widows which are very common and brown widows which aren't quite as common. I think she's a she cause she's pretty big. It's not the first brown widow I've seen but definately the biggest.. I tried to get a good pic of her belly but I don't think you can see the hourglass very well here. Also I wonder why is she just hanging around like that? Usually widow spiders don't just hang around, they hide in things that I later touch or stick my hand in. wonder if she is sick or something? Do spiders get sick?
I'm not brave enough to kill such a big spider and I have to do the stretch very very far to get to the mailbox while staring at her to make sure she doesnt move while i'm trying to check the mail. Anyone wanna come kill her for me, or even just move her away from the box? I guess she doesnt necessarily have to die, just be gone