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Would you rescue something from a spider's web?

B3B3 Posts: 21,419
A big moth was caught and a spider was approaching.
The moth escaped so I was saved the dilemma

Would you rescue something from a spider's web? 53 votes

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It depends on what was trapped
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,064
    edited August 2021
    No - that's nature.

    If it was a 10 pound note though... ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 7,726
    I've tried several times,we have a lot of false widows in our conservatory roof,I have tried desperately to save bumblebees and dragonflies, and a few beautiful butterflys,the spider has always beaten me to it
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 5,535
    spiders need to eat
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,064
    The spiders in my garden are currently enjoying all the flies that seem to have invaded recently. More power to their... elbows...

    I watched one the other day, enclosing his juicy little fly lunch.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • No
    I'd say no its nature but on occasion I've been trying to get a moth/butterfly etc out of somewhere and it's flown straight into a spiderweb, so then I feel responsible and would help. If it makes it own way there then I won't intervene.
  • SkandiSkandi Northern DenmarkPosts: 1,439
    Very often the spiders web doesn't have a resident spider, then I will remove any butterfly, moth, bee or hoverfly from it.
  • Depends on the circs.  Old webs with no apparent owner then YES I would extricate whenever possible.
    NO, I wouldn't deliberately deprive an active spider from a meal .
  • edhelkaedhelka GwyneddPosts: 2,106
    I like spiders.
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 7,483
    It depends on what was trapped
    I've added things to spider webs :# I will admit I rescue moths from webs when I'm moth trapping though. I feel responsible for them if I've attracted them. I also may have stolen a few interesting creatures from webs when I wanted to photograph them. Solitary bees and wasps mostly. It's all for science...
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  • Ysera27Ysera27 Posts: 41
    It depends on what was trapped
    Mostly no but depends on what it is. I saw a small spider, no web, holding on fast to the leg of a small fly today. Interesting, watching the struggle. 
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