Thursday, April 24, 2014

australia's snake-catching spider

i was walking around the botanical gardens in sydney this week when i came across several huge golden orb-weaving spiders and their webs.

the the golden orb-weaving spider in the centre of its metre-wide web.

the spider and its.... lunch?

yes, the spiders were large and a bit creepy, but i knew their venom isnt fatally harmful to humans, so i just looked on in awe.

then i saw this video captured by daniel reardon.   a brown tree snake falls out of a tree, into a golden orb spider’s web, and loses the battle.   ACK!

also.... help?

1 comment:

C W Magee said...

Not just snakes! When I read "There was an old lady who swallowed a fly" to my kids, I reverse the order of birds and spiders (she swallowed a spider to catch the bird. How absurd to swallow a bird. She swallowed a bird to catch the fly...)