Monday, August 25, 2008

Death

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I have no idea what kind of bug has just lost its life. I will admit I screamed when the spider scurried down the web and pounced on the exhausted victim. The bug struggled for a second and then the paralyzing poison kicked in. I felt bad for the bug. But that is just nature, that is what I told myself as I snapped pictures.

There are three of these spiders living on my front porch. I don't know what kind of spiders they are. They are huge! Their bodies are about the size of a quarter and when their legs are out stretched, they are about the size of half a dollar. They spin these gorgeous, gigantic webs that strech the expanse of the columns on my front porch. I think they could trap small birds.

1 comment:

Wendylicious said...

That is one icky looking spider! But you should see the wide variety of scary bugs and spiders we get in lovely 29 Palms, Ca.