Four-Legged Woes

I was surprised to come across a four-legged spider trying to fight its way up the side of the wall. The least amount of legs I’ve seen a spider with is five. I don’t imagine this one is going to have much for a longer life. I did, however, collect it into my palm and offer it a boost higher up on the wall, and then encouraged it into continuing until it grasped some old webbing.


It’s been awhile since I named a spider. Mostly because they’re very in-and-out this summer, so it’s hard to really keep track of them, or recognize them. It’s easy to recognize a four-legged spider though! So I’ve named this one Ongso. We’re going to say he’s a guy. Without all his legs it’s hard to tell, and I’m far too exhausted to look up other measurements to go by. Here’s hoping he keeps making his way towards the ceiling. 1) There’s more old webbing up there. 2) It’s away from the door, which is where he is now.

I thought about moving him over by the sink where there’s a small spiderling or two resting buuut… they could potentially beat him up. And if they tried, they’d easily win.


I tried to sketch out his missing limbs. Paint + Touchpad isn’t the best method, haha but it’s loosely right, at least gives folks an idea. You can see just how off-kilter he is without those limbs.