Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Huge Yellow Garden Spider

I was walking through the tall grass in the woods today and I came across a HUGE yellow garden spider. She was straddled in the middle of a big messy spider web. As I got closer she sprung out her claws. I kept my distance just in case she wanted to take my leg off. Take a close look at this spider. If you click on her you can see how big she is compared to the fly buzzing her upper right leg.


  1. Wow. She is hugh. How long would you estimate?

  2. I'd say she was at least six inches across from tip of leg to tip of leg. Normally these spiders are about one to two inches across according to "The Field Guide to Insects and Spiders." I've seen a lot of spiders, but this one was unbelievable.