wrote about the strange behavior of a spider at my place? Back then, one of my readers was kind enough to let me know that the spider is an Orbweaver (or "Worb-eaver" as I mis-spoke to my nieces yesterday, who thought I was pretty hilarious). These spiders build a web, then after a short time they eat up the web, move somewhere else and build another web. (Nice that they clean up after themselves!)
Well, it's back! Now I don't know if it's the very same one, but I have never seen two at a time. This one started out on my back patio just like last year, but it has now moved to MY FRONT PORCH. And it's web "anchors" spread from the ceiling to my wreath to the tree to the ground. This I do not like - I have to pass too close to it to get in and out of my house. I know, I know - I'm a sissy.
And I'm really getting creeped out that this guy shows up every Halloween! I'm starting to have nightmares that this spider is more than just a garden spider - and it's slowly building a giant web around my whole house and by October 31 I will be totally encased in a web cocoon with a ginormous spider with red horns drooling and coming after me for dinner!! WAKEUPWAKEUP!! Whew. That was close.
I want to live and let live, so I'm hoping he will move on as he always does. He's just too close for comfort this time. ;-)