Spider in triplicate

If you are an arachnophobe, then look away now.

As I was working at the computer this evening, the latest Tiggy made his presence known and started scampering around.

Scampering spider

First, he thought he would like to run right around the screen, stopping every now and again. Whether this was to recover his breath or to think some deep thoughts, I do not know.

These photos were taken with my mobile as there was no time to get out my camera.

Spider screen test

Then Tiggy thought it would be fun to run onto the screen. Here he has stopped for for thought again.

The pictures are not as sharp as I would like them to be but I think the phone camera was unsure of what it was supposed to be focusing on. Not surprisingly: this little fellow is less than 2 cm across when fully extended.

Pausing by the wayside

I’ve noticed that spiders quite like running along cables, perhaps because these remind them of plant stalks. They have plenty of choice on my desktop! Here  Tiggy makes a pause at the wayside.

The next thing Tiggy did was… disappear! They are good at that. Now you see them, now you don’t. Mind you, there’s plenty of clutter on my desk for a spider to hide in.

All being well, he will pop up again when least expected.

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About SilverTiger

I live in Islington with my partner, "Tigger". I blog about our life and our travels, using my own photos for illustration.
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2 Responses to Spider in triplicate

  1. Em² says:

    I am the spider escort in our house whilst my partner is the one who demands their removal (how can a native antipodean be afraid of our Brit sized variety?). I’ve got the odd big-un in our spider catcher before moving them on outside. At the moment with the window’s open on into the evening so it’s a cyclic experience as I often seem to be recycling the same spiders. One keeps spinning a web outside the front door exit and every morning I step out and am instantly snared much to the annoyance I suspect of the overnight web-spinner.

    • SilverTiger says:

      From what I have heard about Australian arachnids, I would have thought that ours would pose no problems for an Australian. On the other hand, phobias are resistant to logic.

      It’s strange that your web-spinning spider keeps building in the same place despite the web being regularly disrupted. Perhaps it has identified that position as an optimum one for catching insects.

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