South African Spiders: Cute as a Button Spider

South Africa is, depending on one’s point of view, either blessed or infested with an astonishing variety of arachnids.  At least 2000 different types have been recorded.

So, in addition our other wildlife encounters here: (Pickle being pinned to a rock by a lion cub, snake infested garages, snakes that are in fact not snakes but hoses, electric fences, various stinging critters and some of the lovely birds we see in our garden and the dragon….), I’d like to introduce you to two of our occasional arachnid house guests and an outdoor spider who can rival Rumplestiltskin with her ability to spin a golden thread.

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