My husband and I are very different in many ways which is probably why we like each other so much. This is a perfect illustration of how different we are.
I like spiders. I find them fascinating. I like to watch them make webs and catch food. As a little girl, I was even bit by one and had to go to the doctor and have it lanced. It didn't make me like them any less.
HeRoos on the other hand has never had a bad experience with spiders. He just doesn't like them (and I think he's scared of them). If he sees a spider in the house, he asks me to take care of it (whimp!). He doesn't even like talking about spiders.
There has been a spider making quite the palace/big web at the very top of the front entrance of the outside of our home (that didn't make sense, did it?). The spider seemed to be getting bigger every day and I definitely didn't want it having babies or biting someone who was coming to visit us. It was really bothering HeRoos so I took out the water hose and tried spraying it down. My plan was to keep it alive until I could identify if it was poisonous or not. If it was safe, it would be freed to a different area. That spider was resilient and stayed put. Since it was such a fighter, I decided to leave it alone.
HeRoos wasn't satisfied with my attempts and sprayed it with bug killer. I went out to find it curled up and dead. I put it in a jar and after much research found out that it was a cat face spider. They are not threatening to humans and they eat large insects. After finding out how harmless and helpful this kind of spider is, I felt really bad about its' death.
If you see a spider that looks like this, you may want to let it be.
I found this great picture on the internet.