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147. The Tenacity of Boris

Meet Boris. When I found him he was aleep next to the where our living room door meets its frame. Perhaps too close, ase this might explain why he only has seven legs [all together: ahh poor Boris].

Unfortunately for Boris, my efforts to get a snap awakend him and he tried to scale the wall to get out of my way. When he reached the dado rail though he was stuck as the paintwork was to shiny for him to climb. This was the fascinating bit though. I wish I had videoed it rather than taking a still shot. Using four or five legs to dig in he used the remaining free legs to feel the rail very quickly searching for any little spots that would provide a foothold. He worked the entire rail like this until he found a gap at the end that he could disappear into. What a worker!

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    • # Susan

      Good job getting the shot - great title! As ever, I remain [b]S[/b]upporting [b]T[/b]he [b]R[/b]ights of [b]A[/b]rachnids of [b]I[/b]ndeterminate [b]G[/b]ender, [b]H[/b]owever [b]T[/b]rapped.

      2009.04.15 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Susan Jane

      You are braver than I...and as far as gender...its a spider...regardless of the gender eight (well 7 in this case) creepy crawling legs and fangs.........pretty sure both genders have fangs....

      2009.04.14 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Michael Sakowicz

      I'm not going to lie, when I see fotos like this I always move my feet around when I am sitting to make sure one of these guys is not right by me. I don't think I 'fear' them, I just am not too comfortable around them. Great shot and kinda sad story.

      2009.04.13 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Sara G

      Great shot but spray your house...looks like a female with eggs to me, but I'm certainly not offended :-)

      2009.04.13 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Stefan Fletcher

      Ahhh for B/D/Chloris, any pig in the vicinity and not least of all, you, for your brave effort in helping legless and persecuted creatures the world over. As the victim of a similar post, I wonder who could have done such a dastardly deed...

      2009.04.13 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Jon Laysell

      A response to Joyce:

      Hi Joyce,
      thanks very much for the interest in this post. I suspect that you have a very good point to make, the trouble is it's just so wrapped up in bile that it becomes hard to give it any credence. Can I suggest that if you are seriously going to campaign for equality in sexual botany you might have a touch more credibility if you try to dissacoate the terms "male chauvinist" and "pig" in your own writing.
      Cheers
      Jon

      2009.04.13 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Marsha

      Hilarious post....a comment above thinks Joyce is as funny as Jon...I'm thinking J and J MIGHT be one and the same ;-) Just an idea....

      2009.04.13 Edited Reply Cancel

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