Monday, September 19, 2011

Funnel-Web Spider

Went for a short walk Sunday and there was an old watering tub filled with reeds.
Among the reeds was a big spider web.
 I might not have thought much about it except I saw the spider run into the funnel as I approached.
Even with a few pieces of web in front making this appear somewhat blurry, I thought it was a cool shot. 
Apparently, there are very venomous funnel spiders in Australia, but the ones found here in Arizona are relatively harmless. They capture prey in the web but take them into the funnel to eat.

No comments: