Saturday, 4 October 2008

'I Didn't Do It!'

'Honest Injun' !!

Nothing would eclipse The Duncan Factor with his image here, however - this Salticid was feeding on the Huntsman when I sprung it this afternoon. By the time I'd grabbed my camera and returned to the scene of the crime, I found the Salt offering sympathy rather than exhibiting it's true motivation!

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(Salticid yet to be identified. Possibly Servea sp.)


Mosura said...

Must have been pretty hungry.

Denis Wilson said...

But not for long... Abdomen of the huntsman already seems to have shrivelled - sucked dry?
Hard to credit, isn't it? Such a little spider, up against a powerful, and fast-moving huntsman.

Junior Lepid said...

Thanks Mosura and Denis,

It would be hard to establish the facts surrounding this particular 'arachnicide' if that was the case as I was unable to locate any witnesses! :-)

Maybe the Huntsman died of natural causes and the little guy was just in the right place at the right time!

Duncan said...

The Salt's tummy does look very plump, incipient case of arachnid obesity?

Junior Lepid said...

Off to Jenny Craig with it before the rot sets in, you reckon, Duncan? :-)