Charlotte’s Web on Ambergris Caye? Spider weaves letters in web!

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Ladies and gentlemen, it seems that Charlotte, the esteemed spider from Charlotte’s Webb has retired to San Pedro. She chose to ignore the beautiful beachfront locales, choosing instead to settle in the corner of a parked golf cart under the home of Gladys Ortiz in San Mateo. (Perhaps it was just perfect and homey, and riding out in an old golf cart was all she ever wanted from retirement?) The San Pedro Sun got a very excited call from Ortiz on Tuesday evening; she stated that they had quite the phenomenon in their home, as a spider had woven what seemed to be, a few letters of the alphabet in its web.

Hoping to find the words “Some Pig”, or more appropriately, “Some Fish”, written out clearly, The San Pedro Sun raced to the home of the excited caller, and found something very interesting indeed. It seems that this particular spider, who we shall call Charlotte II, has been attending classes at Holy Cross in her spare time.

This intricate woven web was discovered by the homeowner's friend, Lorely Josephine Tzul, who had swung by for a visit. Upon the startling discovery, Lorely quickly called for her friend Gladys. Pretty soon, the neighbors had found out and there was quite a significant crowd taking turns to view Charlotte II’s web. Charlotte was quite unmoved by all the commotion, not even blinking when the camera’s flash went off. Clearly, she’s used to the attention.

The San Pedro Sun will contact our island expert on arachnids and other wildlife, and perhaps an explanation can be given on this rare find. At the moment however, it seems that we are sharing the island with a spider celebrity.

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