Friday, October 24, 2008

A Spider Story - Just in Time for Halloween

Round one - The tarantula hawk is trying to take down the tarantula. According to the artist and wildlife expert a tarantula hawk will paralyze it's victim with a bite and lay eggs in him - Eeeww!

Round two - The tarantula got away, until the artist captured him under a bucket for later observation.



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20 comments:

Cecily R said...

Oh my gosh...nightmares!!! I'm not usually the kind of girl who is freaked out by spiders, but I am now!!!

If you took those you are one brave cookie!!

Weeksie50 said...

Eeww. Great photos but these things give me the heeby jeebies.. Ugh.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

ewww - my son loved this!

Autumn said...

O. M. G.

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Oh wow, that is amazing. If I had seen that I would have fainted. Sad, but true, I'm so weak.

Reluctant Housewife said...

Yikes!

Deb said...

now that is one creepy halloween tale! ewww.

Laura@Storytellin' Mama said...

My kids would be on the side of the spider... they love tarantulas and they are not fond of tarantula hawks.

Great wildlife post!

Chris said...

How gruesomely appropriate!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Ew I cannot even imagine living somewhere where those things are a common occurrence. Yuck yuck yuck.

Jennifer said...

ewww..creepy! I hate spiders!!

lisaschaos said...

That's a huge spider! I think I would have been running away. :) Nah. maybe not. . .aren't boys great!

Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi) said...

Okay, this creeped me out!

Thanks for commenting on my blog...can't wait to read your One Month post!

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

OMGosh!! l'd freak!!

Momisodes said...

Ay-yi-yi!!!

Poor thing! The crunching totally shivers down my spine.

avtcoach said...

How are you? Hope you are having a great weekend. I didn't participate in PSF this week and I sure missed it!

The Wine Commonsewer said...

Yes, Tarantula Hawks do exactly that. It's like a really bad horror movie. Sometimes Mother Nature is rather horrifying.

My son Jacob hates Tarantula Hawks for that very reason and he is quite good at swatting them out of the air with his hands. He's so quick they are generally dead by the time they hit the ground.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

ugh! I HATE spiders.... but that thing is super scary!

Honey Mommy said...

I don't know which is worse. The tarantula or the hawk. *shudder*

CC said...

ewwwwwwwwwwwww!