Imaginary brownie points to all who can tell what this picture has captured.
Even More to those who can identify it's species.
According to my sources (google) It is probably one of three types that are commonally confused for one another. Great. Despite having a self created & self taught course on the critters in my misspent youth (this was b.c. i.e before computers,) I really couldn't I.D. this one.
S/he was found just hanging around- literally- the basement door. The knob. That thing you wrap your hand around without thinking.
I don't want to seem to be a woose. I knew there would be snakes and mice and spiders and predators and a 100+ other changes. I was, and am, ready for them... but wrapped around entry doors? Spiders scurrying accross the middle of my bed, under my covers, in the short time it took to return from a visit to the powder room?
Somedays it seems someone's got a sense o' humor as twisted as my own!