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Happy to see all the pictures of the spiders than to see them "in person" like around my head!!!
We'll watch out for you on the bike trails! 😆 I really enjoyed reading this...great information!
I cured a fear of spiders with knowledge/ curiosity when I was a child, so I really enjoyed this. While I'd probably freak out a bit if I face-splatted one of your Joro spiders while cycling, I think that they are really cool. Many years ago when I was doing some work in Mauritius and Rodrigues, I encountered a similar giant spider and thought that they were awesome. I'm concerned about invasive species though. Lets hope they fill themselves up on invasive stink bugs.