Sunday, September 10, 2023

September 10, 2023

I am a Brown Recluse Spider
Unlike many spiders, I’ve only six eyes.
I don’t build a web to catch other bugs
I wait till prey comes near me and catch it by surprise. 

To many humans, my reputation is that of a beast 
But I’d like to say that just isn’t so.
I’ll only bite a human if they hurt me first
I prefer to be alone like Garbo.

For more spidery goodness, check out the second edition of my Rhyming Guide to Florida Spiders which is now available for purchase!

Location: Photos taken with Lou Coticchio  at USF St. Petersburg Cassill Lab 106, Dept of Biological Studies.

Sources: Real Life Spider Man Debunks Myths About Arachnids

Photo and text © 2023 Dee Fairbanks Simpson

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