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Gopher Gulch: Spiders are do-gooders, let them live

I realize that I’m at risk of sounding like a broken record during some times of the year. Like now.

The experts say we can expect to have about 75 years of enjoyable life, give or take a few. That translates to 75 autumns, about 60 of which might be publicly active, and I've spent a third of them with you.

So forgive me if you’ve heard it all before, but the simple truth is I’m just goofy about spiders, and this time of year my life is full of them. The other day I saw, in Grocery Outlet, a hairy spider with legs 3 feet long and a body the size of a cocker spaniel. I instantly felt superior, since there were bigger spiders at home, but this one has flashing red eyes and I may go back and get him just for fun.


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