Spider companion

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A rather large spider has taken up residence in the driver’s side-view mirror of our car.

When you come out to the car in the morning, he has an elaborate web going from the side-view mirror to the side window. When you begin to drive, he notices the heavy wind and immediately starts dismembering the web. He crawls up and down the web, flailing violently in the breeze, removing the strands. Amazingly, he doesn’t blow away. After about five minutes, the web is gone, and as soon as you come to a stoplight, he zips back into the rearview mirror to hide out for the rest of the day. The next morning, the web is back again.

This has been going on for over a week. Wife has dubbed him “spidey”, our official driving companion.

One Response to “Spider companion”

  1. Years ago, when I lived with my parents, we had a similarly “regular” arachnid. This one maintained a single really strong strand that stretched across the front walk between two trees. Each night he’d venture onto his primary strand and spin a beautiful web. And each morning, he’d tear down everything except that one strand. Some casual observations made on non-routine days revealed that essentially, he began building shortly after the last of our family members was typically home, and tore down just before the first of us left the next day.