Cellpic Sunday — 09/11/22

John Steiner, the blogger behind Journeys With Johnbo, has this prompt he calls Cellpic Sunday in which he asks us to post a photo that was taken with a cellphone, tablet, or another mobile device. I thought this might be fun so I decided to join in.

This photo was taken using my iPhone the night before last while I was taking my dog out for her final walk of the day.

This time of year is mating season for tarantulas in my neck of the woods. That means it’s not uncommon to see those scary looking, enormous, hairy spiders crawling around as the male tarantulas are out looking love. They can sniff out female tarantulas who are burrowed in holes in the ground.

So far this year we have come across five tarantulas in our back yard. My dog spotted this one before I did and she stopped and just stared at it. I shined my headlamp at the big spider and whipped out my iPhone and snapped that picture.

Then we proceeded with her walk and by the time we got back to our yard, the tarantula was gone. Maybe he got lucky and found his mate.

If you wish to participate in this fun cellphone photo prompt, please click on the link to John’s post at the top of my post to see his photo and to read his instructions.

15 thoughts on “Cellpic Sunday — 09/11/22

  1. Carol anne September 11, 2022 / 11:58 am

    are they poisonous? Would not like to come across one! 😀

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    • Fandango September 11, 2022 / 2:13 pm

      No, not poisonous. Just big, ugly, and scary.

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      • Carol anne September 11, 2022 / 2:45 pm

        I bet 🙂 I certainly wouldn’t like to meet one 💓🖤

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  2. Marilyn Armstrong September 11, 2022 / 3:45 pm

    At least they aren’t poisonous. I can cope with tarantulas, but scorpions scare me to death. Also, wolf spiders, which are like tarantulas on steroids, live in the woods and along the river up here. They are HUGE and make tarantulas look like baby spiders.

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    • Marleen September 11, 2022 / 10:59 pm

      A few of my kids liked picking up daddy long legs, while one developed a fear of any kind of spider — though he was never hurt by one. I pretty much just ignore spiders, outside. If I see one inside (rarely), I still might ignore it. Once-in-a-while, I’ve decided to get it into a cup and take it outside. I never thought there was a reason to fear any slider… until a woman came into a store where I worked, when I was nineteen or so, who had been bitten by a brown recluse. That still didn’t make me feel very afraid, though, because there she was. But she told a story like her life had been in danger. I suppose her life really had been.

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  3. donmatthewspoetry September 12, 2022 / 2:02 am

    My name is Terry Rantula
    Where are you my love?
    Come let me burrow down with you
    And not have sex above

    I’m down here Terry…all naked….just for you…..

    Shit Fan. You got a tarantula orgy going there?…….

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