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Spider David vs Goliath

September 21, 2007
  This year seems to be a bumper year for spiders around our place.  Every year at the end of summer some of the spider species start to grow quite large and webs are all over the place.  They are not really a problem to people unless you get a spider bite but that is very rare.  ( I did get one and it was the size of an eyeball at first but it is getting better.)
  Out our kitchen window we had a battle this afternoon of David and Goliath.  A small spider started to make a web attached to a larger spider’s web.  He did not take kindly to his diminutive neighbour and came down to give him what for.  The little guy had a bit of a longer reach and they faced off for a while with careful approaches and retreats.  It looked like the larger spider had the upper leg for a while but then finally unexpectedly backed off and let smaller spider alone. 
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  1. Aurelio Smalarz permalink
    April 3, 2013 08:17

    Several spiders can protect your home from pesky invaders. Cellar spiders-the web-spinning species most common in homes-have been known to prey on black widow spiders. Some, like the spiny orb weaver and house spiders, can hunt crickets and small flying insects. Wolf spiders can help rid lawns and gardens of common pests. Even the brown recluse-the most dangerous spider to humans-can assist by eating cockroaches, silverfish and other soft-bodied insects.*

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