I replaced my camera. Yay. My brother David his son, also David, were in town yesterday and we went to a few pawn shops to see what we could find. We found a nice little Canon Powershot SX 120 IS that looks like it’s going to work just fine.
I checked it out, shooting random stuff around the house, deleting most of them and then decided to rearrange and tidy up my work area on the back patio. I flipped a piece of plywood away from the wall to sweep up behind it and bingo! I found this monster.
She was at least two inches long with her legs sprawled out. And those two egg sacs… I have no idea how many babies could be in there.
She guarded the eggs for a few minutes and when nothing else happened she scurried around to repair some of the damage I did when I removed the shelter of the plywood.
It was all for naught.
No way I was going to leave her and all those hundreds of babies just three feet from my back door.
Bon voyage, black widow.