Tale Of The Paper Wasp Caught By A Spider

Today, we found a paper wasp trying its best to fly outside through the glass window; but unlike the many others that successfully flew into freedom, it became entangled in a spider’s web . . . much to the delight of the spider.paper wasp caught by spiderThe spider hurriedly entered its web with only one intention – to maim and kill the wasp. It cautiously climbed toward the wasp and became poised to bite it.paper wasp caught by spiderHowever, on sensing the impending danger, the wasp, in fright, attempted to fly quickly away to safety; but the spider reacted faster, and held tightly onto one of the wasp’s legs. paper wasp caught by spiderThe wasp tried to shake the spider from its leg, but couldn’t . . . for the spider held on strongly and would not let go. paper wasp caught by spider paper wasp caught by spiderThen in a move – faster than the speed of lightning, the spider bit the paper wasp.paper wasp caught by spiderSuddenly, everything became still.  The paper wasp felt horrible pains from the spider’s sharp bite, and soon became dizzy and disoriented . . . but this stupor lasted for just a moment!paper wasp caught by spiderThen with all its strength, the paper wasp attempted to escape once again from the spider’s grasp. paper wasp caught by spider paper wasp caught by spiderBut the spider caught the paper wasp again, and inflicted it with several doses of spider venom, biting it again, and again, and again.paper wasp caught by spider paper wasp caught by spiderpaper wasp caught by spiderStunned by the spider’s venom, the wasp eventually became too numb to fight for freedom. Soon its limbs became paralyzed, and the paper wasp could no longer escape from the entanglement of the spider’s web.  paper wasp caught by spider paper wasp caught by spiderIn weakness, the wasp lost all consciousness, and its legs became stiffened as it plunged into the silk strands of spider web.paper wasp caught by spiderThe paper wasp could not even feel the spider touching it. By this time, the spider had begun moving the paper wasp toward its eating chamber. paper wasp caught by spiderWhile being carried away by the spider, the paper wasp died.paper wasp caught by spiderMoving the dead paper wasp toward and into the eating chamber was a happy task for the spider. paper wasp caught by spider paper wasp caught by spider paper wasp caught by spiderThe spider’s eating chamber is located inside the crevice of the window. paper wasp caught by spider paper wasp caught by spiderpaper wasp caught by spiderInside the spider’s eating chamber were the exoskeletons of other insects and creatures that were previously eaten by the spider.paper wasp caught by spider paper wasp caught by spider paper wasp caught by spiderThe next photo shows the spider actually lifting up the dead paper wasp and placing it inside its eating chamber.paper wasp caught by spiderOnce it was placed securely inside the eating chamber, the spider proceeded to feed on the bodily juices of the dead paper wasp. paper wasp caught by spiderpaper wasp caught by spider

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