Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Got a New Critter

I went out to water the plants last night and met our new neighbor. Right next to the front porch between the porch and a holly bush was this fella (or gal, I didn't ask, nor did I check) Pretty cool looking really.
The bright colors made me think that this thing could be trouble. And since I do a lot of trapsing in that area trimming bushes, pulling weeds and the like, I wanted to be sure. So I did some internet research to find out.
Turns out that my new neighbor is a Black-and-Yellow Argiope (ar-guy-oh-pee) and is not dangerous. They only bit humans if severly provoked and their bite is akin to a bee sting. So it would hurt, but I wouldn't die without some sort of allergy.
But man does it look cool.


Piccu said...

We have about 1000 of these things around the house every late summer to fall. They might not be poisonous, but I ain't f'n with them.

Travis said...

I had never seen one before. I'm with you though, I didn't get very close to it.

Orelinde_03 said...

What the heck is it exactly? There would be no way I'd have gotten that close to take the photo of it. Me and bugs do NOT mix.