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Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
You look as though you've been chewing a wasp
« on: September 25, 2008, 11:32:44 am »
It's garden spider time. Our garden has several of these beautiful creatures, the boldest of which has strung its web between a large rosemary bush and the washing line. It was indeed sucking the juices out of a wasp it had caught.

We are down to two-thirds of our normal washing line space for the moment.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Thor

  • Super-sonnicus idioticus
Re: You look as though you've been chewing a wasp
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2008, 11:58:42 am »
I thought caught wasps were cut loose from the web, as they're too dangerous to mess with.  That spider must be a hard bastard.  :D
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Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: You look as though you've been chewing a wasp
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2008, 05:07:04 pm »
What do you expect? It's not just from Essex, it's from Saarfend!
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Treewheeler

Re: You look as though you've been chewing a wasp
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2008, 08:26:31 pm »
I got bitten by a false black widow last Autumn whilst cutting hedges.
 3 days of fever like aches and almost unable to ride my machine.
The bitten arm arm swelled up tremendously.
Here is link to one chewing a wasp...
  <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/1-2MPP2Qxds&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/1-2MPP2Qxds&rel=1</a>

Wowbagger

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Re: You look as though you've been chewing a wasp
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2008, 08:54:08 pm »
I think that one is lunching on a hoverfly.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

nicknack

  • Hornblower
Re: You look as though you've been chewing a wasp
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2008, 01:12:31 am »
Talking of things eating wasps. I spent an enjoyable time a while ago watching water boatmen in our garden pond. If any unsuspecting flying thing (including wasps) accidentally alighted on the water within striking distance of one of these things, they would drag it underneath and drown it. Then eat it. Yum.
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