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Mondays are my new day off since Jen is off too so we spent the day doing chores around the house. Well, Jen was getting something from outside and found yet another spider! This time is was a Black Widow, cool but not cool – if you know what I mean. So I caught it & threw it in a glass to take some pictures and show Miles.

Then I went out into the garage to get something & found another Wolf Spider! I was like, what the…? So I had this crazy idea of catching and setting up a Spider Battle! I thought Miles would love it and it would be a little biology project or something. So the stage was set, as soon as Miles got home from school it would be Black Widow vs. Wolf Spider!

Well, then I was thinking we should record the battle, and then I took it to the next level and thought ‘hey, we should stream it!’, so we did! It was pretty awesome. The spiders did not want to fight for some reason. We prodded, changed arenas, anything we could do – nothing. Every once in a while the Wolf Spider would run after Black Widow and things would get exciting. We fed a pincer-bug to the Wolf Spider, which I think he appreciated. Anyway, after much prodding from our viewers, we ended the fight with some Raid. I know, so inhumane. You can watch the whole thing here: (embedded video)

Were you there?

Oh yeah, in case you’re new around here, here’s our history with spiders & bugs:


Originally uploaded by betterthanblank

If you’ve been a faithful reader you know how much fun we’ve been having with bugs over the past week or so. I don’t know if someone put a sign on our house that says “Bugs Welcome Here!”, or what, but something is up.

Me and Miles found this fellow tonight. The biggest one so far! I’m not sure what it is, but it’s big and ugly. Click on the picture to go to flickr and see more shots. And here’s the past bugs in case you missed ’em:

This was also a test of blogging from Flickr to my blog…