Sunday, September 7, 2014

crab spider

this morning, while watering in the kitchen garden, i came upon the biggest crab spider i've ever seen.  she was breakfasting on a hover fly she'd snagged while hanging out on a scarlet runner bean vine.




i don't know if she removed the poor fly's head or if it just came off on its own during the struggle---
if you look to the left in the picture below you can see the disembodied head sitting on the bean vine watching(?) its body being devoured.  gruesome and very neat!



this is why i don't need television.