I am not afraid of most creepy crawly things but spiders (and snakes) really creep me out. Even though I was certain it was dead I still wanted to jump out of my skin the entire time I was taking the pictures.
If you see a spider with these markings do not go near it. It is poisonous and a bite can be dangerous . I am sorry if you find these photos upsetting. Please understand that my only intention is to educate others about spider safety. I just do it with a backdrop of glittery pink tulle, oh la la.