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Comment balloon 34 commentsCharles Buell • March 25 2009 07:57AM

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WHOA!!! I do not envy your job. Geez, do you face things like this alot?

Posted by Treva Fox-Christy (INTEGRITY REAL ESTATE) over 9 years ago

Well - My guess is it's a granddaddy long legs covered in dryer lint.

Kathy

Posted by Team Honeycutt (Allen Tate) over 9 years ago

Well there's something you just don't see every day!

Unless of course you're a home inspector or you like to spend your free time in crawl spaces!!!

Posted by Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor (Helping people in transition) over 9 years ago

I've seen more than my fair share of white fuzzy spiders.

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) over 9 years ago

Treva, just another day in a crawl space:)

Kathy, hard to tell just what kind of spider it is. Perhaps a new variety of "Snow Spider?"

Craig----all it takes is a really wet crawl space.

James, but yours are all probably alive!

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

looks like a spider, that died an ignominious death, being reclaimed by the world of spores.

Posted by Alan May, Helping you find your way home. (Coldwell Banker Residential) over 9 years ago

Alan---you've got it----all part of nature's recyling plan.

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

Gross! That is some picture there and I agree...I don't want your job!

Posted by Naoma Doriguzzi, New Media Director (Virginia Beach) over 9 years ago

Nasty! I will show this picture to my wife, she hates spiders! I have never seen one like that.

Posted by Brent Johnson (Chase International South Tahoe Realty) over 9 years ago

Naoma---it is merely one of those "Lunch-having-lunch" type pictures:)

Brent, while not universal I do think it is true that a large percentage of women have issues to work out with with spiders:)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

Charles - This is why I leave crawl spaces and attics to the professionals.  I hate spiders.

Posted by Matt Stigliano (Kimberly Howell Properties (210) 646-HOME) over 9 years ago

Charles - I can always count on you to come up with the uncommon. How come I never come across cool spider pictures like that?

Posted by Suesan Jenifer Therriault, "Inspecting every purchase as if it were my own". (JTHIS-Professional Home Inspection Team) over 9 years ago

Well, It's different, I give you that! I won't even go into my own crawlspace!

Debi

Posted by Debi Boucher, "Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours ( Real Estate Showcase Photography) over 9 years ago

Matt----even this dead one?  Why are fuzzy white (hungry) polar bears "cute" but this dead spider is scary?:)

Suesan----I think conditions have to be just "right" for mold to form like this.  I have never seen one either.

Debi----most people don't/won't:)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

Charles, I can just see it, a new series of horror movies,  "The Ghost Spiders". That is a cool looking photo.

                                                                       ~ Life is Good

Posted by Roy A. Peterson, P.R.E.I. (Domicile Analysis of Texas) over 9 years ago

Just a little scary! Did you catch him?

your friend in Charlottesville Virginia!

Posted by Charles McDonald, REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner (Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions) over 9 years ago

Thanks Roy----it does look like something out of George Lucas.

Charles---there were several that looked like this----all quite dead:)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

Personally,

I have no fear of spiders. I do not like owls, hawks and eagles.

Your friend Nutsy

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) over 9 years ago

What about barbeques?

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

Okay Charles you got me... something furry that DOES NOT look like something I want to pet or see or be near.  But it really is a super great photograph. 

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 9 years ago

But Tammy, it LOOKS so cute and cuddly doesn't it?

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

I'm thankful I don't have a crawlspace! That was creepy! I moved the Midnight Cereus out on the deck to catch some nice rain today. I covered the pot so it won't get too much. That plant just loves attention.

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 9 years ago

Let's see, how do you report that one.  Moldy spider, spidery mold, 8 legged fungal, Arachnid Fungi.

Posted by Jack Gilleland (Home Inspection and Investor Services, Clayton) over 9 years ago

Lizette, I am hoping that mine blooms this year.

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

Jack, how about Arachnold:)

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

I'm always amazed at the number of people who fear spiders.  To me, city traffic is much more fearsome.  It's a good thing there are those of us who don't fear spiders.  Imagine trying to get a home inspected if everyone had this irrational fear.

Posted by David Helm, Bellingham, Wa. Licensed Home Insp (Helm Home Inspections) over 9 years ago

David----so true that there are so many things that are "actually" scarier than spiders----unfortunately we don't have a whole lot of control over what we are scared of it seems.  Sometimes we just need to ignore our fears.

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

That's the famed and seldom seen Cotton Candy spider.  Usually found at carnivals, it is rarely seen anywhere but under the cotton candy machine.  This photo was obviously taken from underneath, as this spider was venturing out among the supports for a bit o' cotton candy for dinner. 

How long did you have to wait for him to come out?

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 9 years ago

Jay, the spider came right out to sit down besider.

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

Whey cool!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 9 years ago

I LOVE sugar-coated insects!  Can you send one, or two, or three, or more, over?

Very kindly,

Croakster

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 9 years ago

Croakster----looks like you should lay off the sugar for awhile.

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

Nice photo Charles,

I don't know what causes that but we have a lot of them in New England, and to think spiders is one of the things I am afraid of.

Kevin

Posted by Kevin Welch (American Bulldog Home Inspection Inc.) over 9 years ago

Kevin, just nature's way of starting the recyling process.

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) over 9 years ago

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