147. The Tenacity of Boris

by Jon Laysell April. 12, 2009 7045 views

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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David Cardona 6 years, 6 months ago


6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Susan 8 years, 1 month ago

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.

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Basir Seerat 8 years, 1 month ago

beautiful work.

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jet28 8 years, 1 month ago

Fantastic capture!

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Susan Jane 8 years, 1 month ago

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....

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Michael Sakowicz 8 years, 1 month ago

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.

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Péter Somogyvári 8 years, 1 month ago

Great capture!!
(I remember the wonderful song,Boris the spider-WHO):))

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Mehdi Saharkhiz 8 years, 1 month ago

what a great shot

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Sara G 8 years, 1 month ago

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

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Ricardo 8 years, 1 month ago

I'd not like to find Boris on my bedroom!
7 legs

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Stefan Fletcher 8 years, 1 month ago

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...

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jon Laysell 8 years, 1 month ago

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.

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Marsha 8 years, 1 month ago

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....

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Gonia 8 years, 1 month ago

oh no it's terrible!

8 years, 1 month ago Edited
Eric Abalea 8 years, 1 month ago

Yeees, ça c'est de la macro-photo...c'est énorme

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