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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Nature's Most Beautiful Creature

The sixteen eyes, prickly brittle hairs on the legs and the two enormous mandibles are the makings of God's most beautiful creatures ...at least in my opinion. The fact that they have 8 legs enalble these monster tarantulas to keep up with a human at jogging speed. That dark bulbous circle in the balk of the spider's head is the back part of his body...he was so large that the entire spider would not focus at this range. Join with me in enjoying this marvelous image and get as close to the monitor as you can so you can see every detail.


APRIL FOOL! I hate these hideous creatures!! They make my skin crawl...and I couldn't hardly post this image. Do yourself a favor and leave the blog as soon as you can before it jumps out at you!

I couldn't pass up April Fool's Day.

Dan

16 comments:

WonderfulWire said...

AUUGGHHH!!!! You got me!! I believed you! LOL!! Please tell me it is also a joke that they can keep up with a human at jogging speed??!! LOL! :)

Dan Felstead said...

Wonderfulwire...I may have take a bit of literary license on April Fool's Day!

Dan

Heather T. said...

I was wondering what was wrong with you, Dan!!! Yuck - fun post though :)

Dan Felstead said...

Heather! I was struggling for something to come up with for Arpril Fools and I am afraid to say that that was the best I could do! I don't like the April Fools jokes that try to fool you about something serious like a death in the family or something and yes I have had that happen!!

Dan

nowimagrownup said...

Gross, gross, gross!!! My skin is crawling!!! Creepy little things!!!
See, I'm so disturbed I can barely form full sentences!!!!

Dan Felstead said...

Alabama Heather...I am glad you liked it!!!!

Dan

Sunny said...

OMG! You are a sick puppy! LOL!
Sunny :)

Dan Felstead said...

Sunny...I appreciate your wonderful comment...thank you so much for your support?!?!?!

A Sick Puppy...
Dan

shabby girl said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! You got me! I was thinking, he doesn't like spiders, but maybe he likes tarantulas...
I have to say though, they're pretty fast! And since the weather has warmed up here, we will probably start seeing these guys for real. I'll try to not post any pictures!

Dan Felstead said...

Shabbygirl! I know you guys have 'em by the boat loads out there! I think I probably told you about the time I took a rep to her home in Scottsdale after a day in the field and when I dropped her off...there was this huge Tarantula sunning himself on her wall not more than 2 or 3 feet from the front doorknob...it didn't even phase her. I had to commit myself to the local state hospital for the mentally insane to get a grasp on reality again after that!

Dan

DawnTreader said...

Dan, I repeat what I've said before: You're just no good at lying...!!! Well, I admit, I had temporarily forgotten about April fool's, but I did think: Surely he's said before that he does not like spiders...?! ;)

hilary said...

I've been perusing your photos for some time now and enjoying all of their beauty. Then today i just got the heebejeebes i could barely keep reading after the keeping up with a jogger line to see that youd made me an april fool. dreadful subject but you still made it a good photo lol!
Hilary

Dan Felstead said...

Dawn Treader! I guess I didn't fool you either!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Hilary...thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! Sounds as if you like spiders as much as I do!

Dan

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