Monday, October 1, 2007

A yummy fall meal


People seem to notice the beautiful orb weaver spiders much more as the chilly fall weather begins. This is perhaps due mostly to the fact that the dew makes their elaborate web much more visible.

Here's a great shot by our zoo photographer Ryan Hawk of an orb weaver with a "dangerous" meal---a hornet. It's amazing that the spiders are able to wrap-up these stinging critters safely. This photo is a great reminder of what a service spiders perform for us by gobbling up things that we consider pests!

So even if spiders make you a bit edgy, remember they're out there working hard for you!

1 comment:

  1. Spiders are awesome! You should have more spider related posts on the blog! Spiders rule!

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