The adventures of Brian the pug and his devotees.

09 April 2007

Miss Muffet

This is probably the biggest spider I have seen in real life, and not in a museum. Ben says it is called a Golden Orb, which I think should be the name of a Las Vegas casino or a (Classic, not TNG) Star Trek episode. The photos don't do it justice. The web is at least a square meter. (That's approx a square yard for those of you in North America.) There is a smaller spider that lives in a suburb of the big spider's web. The smaller one is probably about 1 1/2 incles long, but looks like a baby pea compareed to the Golden Orb. You can see 7-8 meals lined up in the web for the Golden Orb.