Friday, October 27, 2023

The Mystery Ogre-Faced Spider

So I was sitting at my desk, working, when all of a sudden I look up and there was this spider.

Not just an ordinary spider. It had long legs and it was vaulting this way and that, casting crazy shadows.

Quick! I sprang for my Seek app. I opened it up, fired up the camera, and aimed it at the big bug.

It was an American Ogre-Faced Spider!

However it held off on telling me the exact species. And zut alors, while I was trying to zero in on it from different angels, the spider vanished. I went back to work. 

A few minutes later I saw to my delight that the American Ogre-Faced Spider was back! I tried photographing it again. However this time the app decided it was a fly. It identified it as one of a number of Common Crane Flies.

"Idiot," I told Seek. "It is not a Common Crane Fly."

It is an American Ogre-Faced Spider!

However now it is gone again and I do not think I will ever know which one, exactly. The picture up above, it is not my picture. It is from Scientist magazine. However that looks like the spider I saw, I will tell you that.

Come back, American Ogre-Faced Spider!

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Leith said...

OMG, I love your writing so much!!! Hahaha... Zut Alors!

Mary Kunz Goldman said...

Leith, I am only just now seeing this ... so late in thanking you. Zut alors!