Sunday, February 20, 2011

Spider camo

A movement in the grass caught my eye this afternoon, and I leaned down to see what it was....a crab spider! VERY well camouflaged, too. See how she blended perfectly with the grass and dead oak leaves? Then, when I poked around her to pull away the dead grass, she stretched her legs out and went into a defense position. Look out, I'll get you, she warned. Even if she tried, her bite wouldn't bother me at all. She was way too small.

Nature just never ceases to amaze me. I've seen a variety of crab spiders, like pink and yellow and rusty brown ones, but never one that blended in with dead vegetation. Cool!

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