Garden Wars

Yesterday I was prompted to look closely at a cobweb because of the way it was moving.  On inspection I found the resident garden spider desperately trying to see off a wasp which seemed determined to take away one of the spider’s neatly wrapped lunch parcels.  The wasp seemed oblivious to the spiders efforts, perhaps its black and yellow striped armour plating gave it confidence to ignore the spider’s sallies.  But extracting the food parcel was not easy.  I found a camera, remembered how to set close-up and took several pictures before I was bored with the drama and wandered off to see what our regular squirrel was doing.  A rustic equivalent to channel hopping.

A Cross spider in more than just name - unable to dislodge a wasp.

A Cross spider in more than just name – unable to dislodge a wasp.

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