OK, all you arachnologists out there, I’m sure one of you can identify this beauty that’s been taking over Bernalwood with a vengeance this Halloween season.
We’ve taken to calling ours Shelob because of her large girth, curtain-like webs that stretch across whole sidewalks, and uncanny resemblance to the famous arachnid from Lord of the Rings:
EDITOR’S NOTE: I’ve been besieged by spiders too, only my backyard companions clearly wear a cross:
PHOTOS: Top, Bronwyn Ximm. Bottom, Telstar Logistics