We are being openly mocked?
for those who aren't spider squeamish; click on photo to enlarge. These little gems are quite beautiful and hairy! Note the lovely blue/green eyes. This one's about the size of a dime; I find it odd that we have there here given they prefer more wet or tropical environments. Just goes to show how ridiculous SoCal gardeners can be making the desert a tropical paradise! (not mine of course) They are fast but move jerkily owing to the fact that they are jumping spiders. That little factoid has made my daughter refrain from capturing them in our tried and true method of a glass and piece of card-stock and freeing them back outdoors. Now she just calls me to do it or leaves them to their ceiling explorations. From what I read; their bites are painful but not anything close to my favorites the Black Widows.