Spider Gets Christmas Eve Dinner

We were visiting, making some stops onChristmas Eve afternoon. We’d taken some gifts to friends, and were sitting in their living room.

A flutter of motion under a bookcase caught our eye.

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Spider, a heretofore patient waiter, was now riding the frantic wing-flap buffeting of a newly ensnared winter moth (Operophtera brumata).

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Loop after loop of silk lassoed moth legs.

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The contest between spider and prey is not always easy.

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Spider made steady progress.

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The spider won.

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Christmas Eve Dinner was hers.

 

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