Meet Orville

This is Orville, our friendly neighborhood garden orb weaving spider (we live in Austin, Texas).  He is huge, probably an inch from head to butt, and his back legs are about 2 inches long.  Normally he is sitting in his gigantic web, but he has taken it down for the moment because we’ve been getting some serious rain the last few days, and I assume rain and webs don’t mix well.

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