Thursday, April 17, 2008

Death in the forest

When I took a walk around the reception center Bosque Santa Lúcia two days ago, I didn't know that I was going to be responsible for the death of a grasshopper. The one I refer to was posing on the leaf of a young palm and I pondered whether or not to take a picture. Moving in closer to the insect, it flew off - right into the web of a rather large spider. My immediate thought was that the grasshopper is strong and fast and surely it'll get out of the web. Before I could give the situation a second thought, the large orange spider you see in the image moved from the outer edge of web onto the grasshopper. In no time at all insect was confirmed for dinner.

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