Sunday, August 25, 2013

Another hard worker

Rain or shine, dawn to dusk, holding on in spite of windstorms, baking sun, meddling neighbours . . .

this big cross spider stretches out her nets and waits, prepared to pounce.

She's obviously a successful hunter; she's big, about an inch long, fangs to spinnerets, not counting the legs. Broken threads in her web show where struggling prey has torn it. Off to the side, a green leafhopper, nicely trussed, waits for suppertime..

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