Nice Spider… A Batik Golden Web Spider

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Nephila clavata

On a hike yesterday I almost put my face through this spider’s web that took up the whole path. I was lucky to see it – and, I’ve never done this before but I used a stick to gently break the web so nobody else would end up with this thing on their face. Then I had a (moral) license to play with him so I shot some video. Amazing spider.

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Here’s the spider video at ThaiPulse Travel Channel, embedded below:

Link – http://www.youtube.com/v/bH3rRYxdnSU

As you can see, the quality degrades considerably when YouTube changes it.

For higher quality video – right click this link: (sorry, didn’t upload correctly – will upload a good one at the internet cafe later today) Spider video and follow instructions below…

If you’re using FireFox browser choose “Save target as…” and save it to your hard drive to watch after it downloads fully. If you’re using Internet Explorer or some other browser the “Save target as…” link will be called something else. Save file as… Save link as…

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10 thoughts on “Nice Spider… A Batik Golden Web Spider

  • October 22, 2009 at 7:34 am
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    Where did you see this spider? I almost ran into one when I was 8 and my parents and I were touring Bang-Pe waterfall near Phuket.

  • October 22, 2009 at 7:34 am
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    Where did you see this spider? I almost ran into one when I was 8 and my parents and I were touring Bang-Pe waterfall near Phuket.

  • April 12, 2010 at 3:22 am
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    VERY NICE!
    -Sure, it made the arachnophobe in me cringe… But I can still see that it IS beautiful.

  • April 12, 2010 at 3:22 am
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    VERY NICE!
    -Sure, it made the arachnophobe in me cringe… But I can still see that it IS beautiful.

  • April 12, 2010 at 2:54 am
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    I am om Samui and in Lamai. On my neighbours hose this spider has made his web and are sitting, waiting for something maybe. It is beutiful and BIG!

  • April 12, 2010 at 2:54 am
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    I am om Samui and in Lamai. On my neighbours hose this spider has made his web and are sitting, waiting for something maybe. It is beutiful and BIG!

  • August 24, 2010 at 6:06 am
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    I also saw one of these on the jungle track behind Railey beach in Thailand (around new years 2008/9). I walked past it, just, and wouldn’t even have noticed it if I wouldn’t have turned around to check on my girlfriend – and there it was, half a meter from my face. Kind of a scary situation when I think back at it.

    Anyway, here’s a picture (sizewise it was bigger than my hand):

    http://cl.ly/26ei

    • August 24, 2010 at 6:13 am
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      Great photo – thanks for sharing that. Yep, I think they’re all over Thailand.

  • August 24, 2010 at 6:06 am
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    I also saw one of these on the jungle track behind Railey beach in Thailand (around new years 2008/9). I walked past it, just, and wouldn’t even have noticed it if I wouldn’t have turned around to check on my girlfriend – and there it was, half a meter from my face. Kind of a scary situation when I think back at it.

    Anyway, here’s a picture (sizewise it was bigger than my hand):

    http://cl.ly/26ei

    • August 24, 2010 at 6:13 am
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      Great photo – thanks for sharing that. Yep, I think they’re all over Thailand.

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