Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Spiny Spidey

I found this very horny spider on the mother's back deck. I scooped it up in a drinking glass in order to take a few pictures. I believe that it is a Spiny Orb-Weaver. I have seen many pictures of these spiders on the web (often the ones resembling crabs) but never have I come across one in nature. After the photo shoot I put it back into the bushes.