Monday, April 30, 2007

Spider love

This afternoon I was inspecting the pitfall trap in Emthree with granddaughter Elly (who always likes to look to see if we have caught anything) when what I thought was a hunting spider shot over the rim and into the trap.

On careful inspection it proved to be a male clinging to the back of a female. They were not head to head, the male was facing towards the rear. Taking the photo was quite easy as they seemed disinclined to leave the trap, but eventually we put them back where they had started from, apparently unaffected by their adventure.

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