I Can’t Believe I Got the Whole Thing

This to me is amazing – that I was lucky enough to capture this interaction.

In my garden, I have several crab spiders. One has been resident for quite some time in a patch of flowers, in fact on the same flower. I have photographed it a couple of times, but they tend to sit still for a long time so generally aren’t that exciting.

The other day, I spotted it as I came past the flowers and it seemed to have something with it. So I whipped into the house and grabbed my macro lens, ran out to the car and grab my camera body and headed for the crab spider and friend.
As I came close I realized that it had captured something. I started photographing it, thinking of a caption about it with a meal to be and then……. Well take as look for yourself. (dialogue as imagined by me)

 

A nice meal in a safe place, says the spider

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Woa, I wasn’t expecting this…. Shoo! says the ‘slightly’ surprised spider

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No! says the wasp, I want it!

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Gimme!

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Time to retreat perhaps?

 

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I’m out of here – but not far…says the spider

 

 

 

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Yes, it is now mine, all mine!!

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Now what else is there for me? says the wasp

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Hah, says the spider, Im still here and watching…

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Better check on my new meal, says the wasp

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Yup, still here

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Stay away says the wasp to the spider

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Not likely says the spider

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Buzz off ! says the spider

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When I’m good and ready, says the wasp

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11 replies

  1. Absolutely amazing! I didn’t realize wasps were thieves! Or perhaps, he was trying to save a friend. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Thank you for sharing my experience with the crab spider! C

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