Around this time of year, the Mongo Giant Spiders start to appear. They aren’t here every late summer/early fall–no sight of them last year, but now…they’re BACK!
A coulple of years ago I posted asking about them, but I couldn’t get a good picture. Armed with a much-improved digital camera, I took the following pictures of Mongo snacking on a bee (good for size reference!). All I can see is that he’s some type of orb weaver (? I assume, with that big abdomen).
He’s a big fellow, at least as far as tree-dwelling, web-making goes. We have tarantulas around here too, but they hide out in the bush so they’re rarely seen.
Any arachnid-ologists out there have ideas on our big new neighbor?