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Spider vs Spider

By Jmag60
Spider vs Spider

This is not for the faint hearted!
I noticed two spiders in the same room last night a Common House Spider and a Daddy-longlegs Spider which has been hanging around for a few days. This morning the Daddy-longlegs Spider had captured and killed the House Spider, haven't seen this before. Nature in macro and raw!!!!

I don't go looking for spiders but I will photograph them when I see them especially if it is something different.
At one point I was prescribed some serious painkillers for my condition and could often see spiders crawling out of my hands and arms. Side effect of the medication was hallucinations, seeing thing that weren't there!!! Not on that medication now but it has increased my “spidey senses”!!!!!!Wink

Photograph as shot.

Thanks for taking time to look,

Stay Safe,

JohnSmile

PS Cuddily Foxes will be back soon!

Tags: Close-up and macro Spiders House spider Web spider Daddy-longlegs Spider

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Comments


28 Aug 2020 2:38PM
I have seen this before, many years ago when one spider went on the others web, the web spider won.
I read recently that not all strands of a web are sticky, hence the reason the web builders can move so fast.
I wonder if the intruding spider gets stuck as it cannot tell the safe strands?
mac Plus
19 11 Scotland
28 Aug 2020 2:51PM
At least it was not hallucinations this time, but an actual murder scene! Good capture if somewhat gory. Is it not a case that the spider wraps up his meal in his web stands for future consumption?
Ian
28 Aug 2020 4:07PM
Extraordinary capture, great macro image.
johnsd Plus
14 4 2 Scotland
28 Aug 2020 4:09PM
A lovely and very interesting capture John.
An excellent illustration of how far down the scale the ‘law of the jungle extends. Many acts in nature are unpleasant but necessary for survival.
Well spotted!
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
28 Aug 2020 4:56PM
An opportunity well taken! interesting!
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2020 10:11PM
The drama was so well caught !! Horribly good details...
Isabel GrinGrin
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
28 Aug 2020 11:43PM
Very well captured. I can't imagine even looking at them after what you've been through seeing them. My husband was on a medication that made him see a lot of very strange and scary things.
Take care.
29 Aug 2020 11:18AM
Wow this is a bit gruesome. Not seen this behaviour before. Nature doing its thing. Debs
30 Aug 2020 9:48PM
Wonderful macro..Lin
1 Sep 2020 2:14PM
Great moment. Dinner.

1 Sep 2020 3:01PM
Thanks to all who voted and commented.
A special thanks to Imageryonly for your valued User Award.
All very much appreciated.

JohnGrin

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