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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Spider and bee

Even a very small lynx spider like this has enough venom to kill prey more than twice its size. The venom is not enough to do anything to humans and they will only bite you if you hurt them so there is no need for us to worry about them.
 No sooner had the bee ending its struggle, the flies arrived to see if they could share the meal.
 Knowing the spider already had its meal, they were not worried that they would become the next one. The spider lost no time in spinning its silk around it just to make sure it stayed in place and did not escape.

1 comment:

Firefly said...

Super series of photos. Talk about being in the right place at the right time