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Trapdoor Spider Burrow

By maggietear
While out on a walking safari we came across this burrow of a trapdoor spider, with a silk web to trap prey. When the spider senses a vibration it rushes out to grab the victim! We saw it briefly when our guide teased it out with a stick. An amazing part of the natural world!
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Tags: Spider web Foliage Zambia Burrow Wildlife and nature

Voters: debu, Chinga, Hermanus and 9 more

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debu 6 India
8 Dec 2012 12:36AM
Great capture.

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Chinga Plus
5 3 1 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2012 1:36AM
Well spotted! Good interesting image! Grin
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
8 Dec 2012 3:32AM
I know them - we have them here as well Smile A great photo Maggie Smile
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
8 Dec 2012 10:11AM
How brave to try to tease it out! I'm wondering how big they are. Smile
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
8 Dec 2012 10:21AM
Intimate Africa, little game walks Maggie.( in 40+ heat!!)
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2012 11:01AM
Nice colour and textures Maggie did you get a shot of the spider .
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
8 Dec 2012 11:52PM
a devious device... if you are a mozzie Smile
well spotted!

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