Spider Research! Who Knew.....

Real Estate Agent with John L Scott Market Center 700512026

Okay, first off...this is an odd post, but so fitting with October being full of witchcraft, spiders, creepy things and such. 

 (Stay with me, it's worth watching the included video). 

I was on my front porch sitting on my papasan relaxing, and when I got up, I happened to notice (thank God) that there was a fairly sizeable spider hanging out with me! 


Being afraid of spiders, I immediately parked him on the lawn down the front steps. I watched him turn in the exact direction of where he'd been as he ceremoniously made his way back to his original "post", a wooden log that is part of our newish log porch built earlier this year. I found it fascinating that he was so diligent in making his way back there, and persevered even though he found it difficult to navigate the vertical sides of many of my pots on his path home. Eventually, he made it home and seemed to be quite exhausted. So, I took photos of him in his static state. (Of course! I'm always intrigued by nature). 

In trying to discover what kind of spider he is, I happened upon this video below. Gotta say, I was drawn in as if it were truly spider research. Even if you don't like spiders (I don't, either, but am morbidly fascinated none-the-less), please watch this...and you will discover for yourself how pleasantly surprising this tongue-in-cheek mockumentary of spiders' behaviors is while  they are"under the influence". 

It caught me in its web....


 a good laugh! 






Comments (27)

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate - This is so funny.  I took a pick of a spider that really looked different a couple of days ago. Not really a spider fan.  I said to myself, why did I take that picture, I probably am never going to post it anywhere!  TA DA!!! ( It was trying to spin silk on the window!)spider on window

Oct 11, 2018 01:06 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD

Oh my Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - this spider looks like it has a sweet little face...cool, cool shot. Charlotte, perhaps? 

Oct 13, 2018 10:34 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Like Bob Ratliff Ron relocates the spiders we finds in the house to the great outdoors.  I once went on a listing appointment with a client, and the house was full of webs.  The owners left them there insisting that they were doing their job of keeping insects at bay, and they wanted twice what the property was worth...LOL A

Oct 11, 2018 02:31 PM
Lauren Williams, CPO, CVPO

Ron and Alexandra Seigel Hey, it's just like letting the chameleons in the house in Florida... And a client taught me that if you relocate true house spiders outdoors, they won't survive. I'm just not too keen on trying to distinguish them!

Oct 11, 2018 04:56 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Joe Pryor I actually like snakes! It's usually two sided when it comes to these fears, either snakes OR spiders, but not often both, from my own unprofessional research.

Lauren Williams, CPO dock spiders were always the biggest that I ever saw. Up at our cottage at the Thousand Islands (between Canada and NY), is where I always saw them. It was a very rustic cabin years ago, with an outhouse and I came to hate these buggers because it was so creepy going out there, especially after dark with one single light bulb and lots of bugs. They were inside, too and I always worried that while I was sleeping one would drop down on me! Thus my fear of these crawly guys. 

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® that actually looks more like the images of the spiders that came up while I was googling for more info. I have been taking videos and photos of spiders often this summer for some reason! This almost looks like you blurred out his face, so no one would recognize him...haha! Love YOUR new profile, by the way.

Ron and Alexandra Seigel even though they do creep me out, I feel sorry for them when they get "stuck" somewhere and can't get out. But, those owners sounded a bit over-the-top as to their "web design"...haha! 


Oct 11, 2018 03:54 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I was able to pet a tarantula back in May.  It actually felt a little cuddly.


Oct 11, 2018 05:20 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Uh, NO THANK YOU, Myrl Jeffcoat!!! I swam with sharks last week. That's the best of the "un" bucketlist I'll be doing!!

Oct 11, 2018 05:52 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

OK I just wanted to stop in and say Hello it has been a while, Gayle what a creepy, scary and the list goes on and on post:) glad you still have your twisted sense of humor, miss the interaction, Endre

Oct 11, 2018 11:43 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Yeah, never predictable, Endre Barath, Jr. ! So happy to see you. 

Oct 12, 2018 08:38 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Gayle, really nothing to be scared of here. That spider looks delicious!

Oct 12, 2018 08:48 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

OMG, really Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty?? Did you check out the spikes on its arms???

Oct 12, 2018 09:05 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Gayle-I too am fascinated by nature and love to observe them...from a distance! What is amazing are the webs they make!    Loved the video. 

Oct 12, 2018 11:35 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

I have many web photos, as, like you Kathy Streib I am fascinated by nature in all of her forms.

Fall Spider Web photo by Gayle Rich-Boxman

Oct 12, 2018 01:55 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

OMG, the marijuana spider built a hammock - HILARIOUS, Gayle! And then he sought refuge in the crack spiders web and became his b__! I'm still laughing!

Oh, how I detest spiders but, they are fascinating and I'm so glad I watched the video! Thanks for the Friday funny, Gayle!

Oct 12, 2018 10:23 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Fun, informative post and a funny video - thanks for sharing. I brought a sore throat home with me from Denver and have been under the weather a few days. Sorry to have missed this post before now. Thanks for posting to the YouTube THursdays group. Always appreciated and hope you had a wonderful vacation.  D


Oct 13, 2018 10:33 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate

Thank you so much for the *feature*! Totally unexpected. 

Oct 13, 2018 02:03 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Debe Maxwell, CRS I laugh more each time I watch it!!! Loved it all. So glad that you decided to bypass your feelings about them enough to watch the video. Worth it, I think!! 

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD wasn't sure if it was appropriate, but I figured what-the-heck, it's a YouTube video, so there ya go. Bummer about your sore throat--happens so much with traveling, I think. 

Vacation was absolute PERFECTION. One of my best ever. 

Cocodimama Resort Hotel Beach-photo by Gayle Rich-Boxman

Oct 13, 2018 02:03 PM
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Okay, now... WHAT THE HEY??  Was that a PSA by the Canadian government??  Did somebody doctor that video??  I hate these things too because you don't know if they will jump at you or what!  Thanks for posting this Gayle!

Oct 13, 2018 04:34 PM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Hey John Henry you look familiar........yes, those Canadians are an odd bunch with a twisted sense of humor. God love'em. Right up there with the British, in my estimation.


Oct 13, 2018 08:56 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Never thought I would be reading anything about spider research today on my real estate blog lol.

Oct 15, 2018 07:57 PM
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

That was HILARIOUS, ma'am. And who thinks of these things? So clever!

Oct 22, 2018 06:34 PM
Gloria Todor
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Newtown Square, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

That was funny video Gayle.  Thank you!  

I too am like you, appreciate spiders but want them far away from me.  Recently a friend of mine walked into a large web on a country path with a large spider as we were taking a stroll.  We were both screaming!!!

Nov 14, 2018 10:02 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Mimi Foster gotta love a sick sense of humor! (I was telling some friends about this last night and one of my pals said, "Someone has too much time on their hands"). I thought it was very creative. 

Gloria Todor Here's a nicer version of a spider to ponder:

Spider and rainbow photo by: Gayle Rich-Boxman 2017


Nov 14, 2018 12:52 PM