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Old 08-19-2014   #1
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Dark Fishing Spider and Moth Prey

#1...Dark Fishing Spider Capturing Moth
This type of spider does not use or make a web. Instead it relies on speed and stealth to capture it's dinner.
She very slowly crept closer and closer to the unknowing moth until it was about two inches away from it, the almost quicker that my eye could follow, jumped forward and completely knocked the moth on it's back exposing the body.

#2...The Fangs Are In
The moth gave a valiant effort to escape, but all it did was play into the spiders plans. As it attempted the escape, the spider sunk her fangs into the soft body and the victim almost immediately became still.

#3...Enjoying Dinner
I watched this drama unfold for a while longer, but the spider stayed in this position without moving. I suppose that it was waiting for the venom to liquefy the moths innards so that it could dine. I know that it sounds gross, but that's the way it is.

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Wonderful action sequence George.
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great series George, nature is certainly amazing in many ways. Felt badly for the moth
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Thank you, Bev! I don't think the moth suffered much. At least I hope it didn't!
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Great set George. Now I'm hungry!
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