Not One For The Squeamish

Wolf Spider (Pardosa sp) female with spiderlings. They always like to warm themselves on my decking. Now you know want I’m going say next, don’t you? It’s about double-clicking … if you wanna get closer … but you don’t have to … maybe this is close enough?

Wolf Spider Pardosa sp female with spiderlings

Copyright: Peter Hillman
Camera used: Nikon D7200
Date taken: 16th June 2019
Place: Rear garden, Staffordshire

37 thoughts on “Not One For The Squeamish

  1. Ah, but do you have fishing (a.k.a. dock) spiders that can get as big as saucers? I’m terrified of them … and we have to live with them at our cottage. (And they have a godzillion babies.) Ugh!

    Nevertheless, that’s a wonderful closeup, Pete.

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    1. I guess it is, Greta. The challenge here is to try and keep most of the subject in focus, especially the eyes and a bunch of the spiderlings, and hoping I don’t spook her so she runs for the nearest rock πŸ™‚ Thank you very much πŸ™‚

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  2. I shouldn’t have opened this post. I’m not a fan of spiders, but this one is well and truly creepy. Good photo though.

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  3. I love this. It brought to mind other creatures who carry their young: loons, for example, and alligators. I once found an alligator mama with her babies all lined up on her back — fascinating, as this certainly is.

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      1. I’m not sure they carry them for extended periods, but they certainly allow them to climb aboard to sun themselves, and make short treks from one point to another. That, I’ve seen

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  4. I just can’t double click. She is beautiful in her own way, from a distance. πŸ™‚ Why is it they still make the hair stand up on my arms even though I know they are just tiny creatures making their way in the world. Great photo though.

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  5. Awwwww. Who doesn’t love a picture of babies. πŸ˜€ Well, I guess a few people don’t. I wonder what kind of a weight load they all represent.

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  6. This is terrific, Pete. I’ve seen Lycosid moms with their piggyback young near our cabin in northern Minnesota on several occasions, but I have yet to be able to get this close to one. One of these years…

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