Scale: The spider is one centimeter long tip-to-tail. I was in the process of clipping one of those flowers when this amazing yellow Crab Spider caught my eye, which I had never seen before. In typical fashion my first reaction was to scream like a little girl! But I watched it for a few minutes, tapped on the stalk of the plant, and shouted at it to see if it would attack me. I was finally convinced that I may be able to photograph the spider without losing my life, so I clipped the plant a couple of feet long and carried it gingerly at arm's length all the way to the house, with a pulse running about 200 beats per minute! To my surprise the spider was very well behaved and it allowed me to get off a couple of pretty cool shots.