http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arachnophobia I should preface this with the fact that I dislike spiders in general. Yes, I get they are beneficial and important and amazing and their silk has all sorts of uses and... IDGAF. Rant time. I've been killing Brown Widow (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latrodectus_geometricus) spiders in my back yard for over a week now and they just keep coming. I've destroyed (quite spectacularly with fire I may add) half a dozen egg sacks, and killed countless spiders. Today, I walk out my back door and immediately run into a fucking spider web. I freeze and slowly back up. Out of the corner of my eye, I see something drop and scamper to my left (outside the house thank god). After collecting my self and getting my shit together from a semi meltdown, I clean up the web and go look for what I saw earlier. I was greeted by this: Yea, go ahead and zoom in on that thing. See the "Hey asshole, you better not miss with that shoe or you're gunna die" orange hour glass on its abdomen? FUCK. THAT. SHIT. My only regret is not getting something in there for a size comparison. This thing was pretty fucking burly. Needless to say, after admiring its beauty and taking my time to get some decent HDR photos of this spider in all it's natural glory, I promptly froze the shit out of it with with an upside down can of Dustoff then smashed it like the T1000 in Terminator 2. Common, I cant be the only one that would love to wipe these off the face of the planet (or at least my yard). Lets hear your story! Now if you will pardon me, I need to go take another shower.