Friday, March 19, 2010

RIP Redback


Now, don't get me wrong, I actually like spiders. I usually leave them alone all over the house because they get rid of a lot of the mozzies and flies and things, but while I was sweeping the front verandah this morning I came across this soon-to-be-a-mother Redback (couldn't get her red stripe in the photo). That's her egg sack she's protecting, she would have already eaten the father.

Sadly she had to go as she was within the kids reach so...RIP Redback.

5 comments:

gret said...

As a fellow sydney-sider I totally understand. My 19 month old has a spider obsession and they are all over the backyard, so ours too must go to spider heaven. Nice to meet you, stumbled upon your blog via Kootoyoo's my creative space. :)

Camara said...

I agree! Spiders are great until they get in your space! Sorry mumma redback!

Chicken Willow said...

Hi Gret and Camara. Thanks for reading and leaving a message (love them!). Gret, love you're blog, will be checking it out from now on.

Stephanie and Carlos said...

That is a tiny red back. The kind we are use to seeing. We have moved to the Central Coast and OMGOLLY they are HUGE! We found 7 last week all within kids reach... scary stuff!!

xo Steph

Chicken Willow said...

I'd hate to have any bigger than this. Hope you can keep the kids all clear of them!