Spiders get a bit of a bad rap. They don’t want to hurt anybody; they just want to go about their business like the rest of us. Go to work, come home, suck some liquidated insect guts and maybe play with the hundred kids for a while before going to bed and ignoring their partner’s pathetic attempts at intimacy. It’s not the spider’s fault that it has more legs than you or that it has to scuttle through your hair to reach its destination. I’m sure the spider would prefer not to have thousands of babies in that cupboard you haven’t looked in for some time. The spider is just doing what it does.
I believe that we need to be better educated regarding spider society, figure out what makes them tick as it were. I’m sure they’ve got a complex social structure that’s quite similar to our own and have the same dreams and aspirations. Let’s take the time to get to know the common wood spider so that we can all live in harmony.
Special thanks to Meaux for reminding me of this little gem.