ALONG CAME A SPIDER
When it rains it pours, sometimes. Another close-up opportunity presented itself this week with somewhat satisfying results for me.
This spider happened to be preparing his catch for either storage or dinner, I really couldn’t tell which. As I watched and snapped several shots, the spider would work around his capture with legs spinning. Then he would stop and remain motionless for several minutes – maybe resting, I’m not sure.
Now for my strange spider fact of the day:
Spiders taste like…peanut butter! You probably thought I was going to say “chicken” didn’t you? In the South Pacific some people cook spiders into their recipes and others deep fry them. Casual diners report that they are sticky and nutty—like peanut butter. In Africa, some people capture large tarantulas, roast them over an open flame, and eat them the same way one would eat shrimp. Can you imagine? I’ll say this much, you will never find me sprinkling spiders on my toast any time soon.
Any ideas as to what kind of spider this might be? It would be native to Southern California. I certainly have no idea.
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