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Spider with shopping bag!


Spider with shopping bag!

This spider appeared in my kitchen and built a superb web. ( . I hadn't the heart to destroy the web.) A large blue bottle flew into the kitchen. It kept flying close to the web and the spider was moving on it's web in anticipation of a catch!

The blue bottle hit the web and the spider moved on it faster than I would have thought possible. It immobilised the fly instantly and wrapped it in silk which you can see hanging below the spider.

Roughly 45 minutes after this incident I went to have another look and the spider had completely removed the huge web and disappeared.

Probably gone on his holidays!



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They are amazing creatures aren`t they? I saw one do the same to wasp in my greenhouse. I stood there watching as it paralized it and covered up completely in its silken shackles, I couldn`t believe the how fast it worked either.

11 Nov, 2010

amy
Amy
 

That was something worth seeing Alan , they are so clever , more skillful than us humans I think , we wouldn't last long without our comforts , we hardly even have to use our brains anymore ... ..

11 Nov, 2010

 

Well, I guess it was a case of 'job done'!

11 Nov, 2010

 

Well captured, Alan. The spider must have been waiting for his dinner and has gone off to hide his catch somewhere...or maybe to dine straight away!

11 Nov, 2010

 

wow well caught...... to you and the spider... : O ))

12 Nov, 2010

 

Fantastic picture mate, the spider looks huge.

13 Nov, 2010

 

great shot...:-)

14 Nov, 2010

 

:^)

14 Nov, 2010

 

Amazing

16 Nov, 2010

 

Wonder where he went, somewhere nice and warm I expect, LOL

17 Nov, 2010

 

Maybe he thought 'that's my last fly, perhaps, this year'. Then have a feast and tuck myself up for the winter'. they seem to eat their web......better recyclers than us. All my orb spiders have packed up and either expired or hidden somewhere warm. They all seem to start off small, so I think they must die after all that effort.

18 Nov, 2010



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