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Scary Spiders on The Allotment

NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,811

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Found one of these on a mint plant attached to a bee which I liberated.

Orrible looking thing !!

Everyone is just trying to be Happy.....So lets help Them.
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  • Tray14Tray14 Posts: 210

    Eeewww yucky ??

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 35,518

    That is a beautiful Goldenrod Crab spider image

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,875

    get a grip, it's all part of life's rich tapestry

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,875

    beautiful spider deprived of lunchimage

  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,811

    I was intrigued by it as all the other spiders run away and hide and this one gripped the stem of the mint and I had to cut the steam and carefully liberate it as well but this time into the safety of the hedge.

    I was not sure if it was predatory to bees as I have a bee hotel nearby.

    Yes it is all part of life and beautiful in its own right Ladybird and Nut

    Another beautiful sight was watching our allotment sparrow hawk launch itself from a tall tree and disappear to get its breakfast further down the plots...amazing

    Everyone is just trying to be Happy.....So lets help Them.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,875

    spiders eat insects, bees are insects. There's a lot of life out there. We may not like to see what in our view is a 'goodie' being eaten by a 'baddie' but without that balance of eat and be eaten we'd soon run out of life.

  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,811

    Good point nutcutlet and I will bear that in mind in future

    Everyone is just trying to be Happy.....So lets help Them.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,875

    image

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 21,253

    HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF YOU WERE JUST ABOUT TO TUCK INTO YOUR NICE MEATY MEAL AND SOMEBODY CAME ALONG AND GRABBED IT? 

    I HOPE YOU ARE A VEGETARIAN, AT LEAST, AND FEEL THAT THE REST OF CREATION SHOULD BE TOO -  OTHERWISE I CAN'T UNDERSTAND YOUR ARGUMENT. 

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • BLTBLT Posts: 525

    I had a huge Bird Eating Spider sitting in the palm of my hand once.. It Was warm and fuzzy and it trembled with fear, guess I am a bit of a mouthful more than a bird :lol: I was in the caribean at the time...

    Last edited: 20 August 2016 22:03:10

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