I didn't have my camera with me, so when we got home again I decided to go back and take some pictures. I figured that the wasp may go back and try to drag the spider away. I've seen wasps dragging some pretty big caterpillars, so why not? It took me a few minutes to find it, but when I got to the spot, the spider was still there, but no sign of the wasp. It made me a little sad. The big spider was so beautiful lying on the sidewalk with its hairy legs and elaborately painted abdomen. The legspan on this one was probably 3 inches. These are truly glorious creatures.
|Golden Orbweaver Spider|
|Definitely Dead, With Ants Underneath.|
|Day Three. Note abdomen in upper left corner.|