The Hitchhiker

Yesterday, I picked some daylilies to enjoy on my kitchen windowsill. A couple hours later, I noticed I had brought in a hitchhiker – a little crab spider.

What a cutie. His legspan was about a half inch across, but as far as he was concerned, he was 6 feet across.

I pulled out the camera, put it on macro setting, and put the lens in his face for a close up. He put up with it for a while, but then put his fangs out. “I’m done with my close-up Mr. Demille.” Crab spiders don’t build webs. Instead they lay in wait for supper, and ambush it when it arrives.

I put Mr. Tough outside when he was done with his photo shoot.

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