Black Widow Spider of Stainless Steel

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Denver, North Carolina

A neighborhood exterminator company named Innovative Pest Management wanted a big bug to draw attention to its roadside location, but not a "cartoon" bug. So it hired a local race car designer-turned-sculptor, Dave Simpson, and he created a nightmare-big (but properly scaled) black widow spider of gleaming stainless steel. He perched the arachnid, with its eight-foot-long crab monster legs and bulbous behind, on a granite boulder, which was then placed on the business's front lawn in 2010. The pest and its rock weigh a combined three tons, with detail so fine that you can see the spider's hideous little hairs.

Black Widow Spider of Stainless Steel

6596 Campground Rd, Denver, NC
Innovative Pest Management. Very close to downtown Denver. Take NC 16 to Campground Road. Big spider is near the intersection of Campground Road and Bellwood Lane.
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