Monday, July 9, 2012

Backyard Bushcraft - The Spidey Hole

Spidey Hole

While my physical activities are fairly limited right now, my powers of observation are working just fine. There's been a recent addition to my backyard. It seems that a hairy megalamorph has moved into a new area of my backyard. Most of the spidey holes in my yard are in an entirely different area which is a couple of hundred yards away. This was a fairly large hole that had an opening which was approximately an inch and a half wide. It appeared to be fairly new since there wasn't a lot of silk around the opening.

 Lil' RW, my grandson, had come across some snake sign and wanted to have me check it out. When I checked the snake sign, sure enough Lil' RW had found a fairly fresh snake skin (parts of it were still moist) but he failed to notice the new spidey hole. The snake skin (which was almost 4 feet long) was probably from a large rat snake that hangs around in my backyard. The rat snake makes an appearance every once in a while. 

A check of the new spidey hole the following day showed an increased amount of silk around the opening. Looks like there's going to be some new neighbors in the backyard.

Got spidey holes?

Staying above the water line!



One Fly said...

Spidey holes are everywhere. There's more damn spiders around here I tell you. Inside and out.

Hope you are getting better!

riverwalker said...

To: One Fly

This is a new spidey hole in an area that is usually free of spidey holes...thinking somebody new is moving into the neighborhood?

My recovery is coming along...slower than I thought but getting better with each day that goes by.

Thanks my friend.


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