Spiders’ Tryst or Banquet?

I mark the water level in our rainwater tank with a metal frog. Today I went to move it down and a big Hunstman ran off along the tank. Despite the fact big, creepy spiders give me the heebie jeebies I had to get my camera and try for some photos. I was astonished when I went back again to move the marker into its proper position I could see what appeared to be a leg poking out of the top. Once again the need to get a photo over-rode my heebie jeebies and I was eventually able to move the marker enough for a second Hunstman to take off. At first I thought they must have been in a cosy little tryst behind the marker but now that I’ve seen the second spider clearly I’m not so sure.

I’ve added a photo of the marker indicating size, unfortunately there is nothing to show the size of the limb-deprived one but it was a little smaller than the first.

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Author: macmsue

I’m a sister, wife, mother, grandmother, auntie and friend. I prefer to be outside and am interested in photography, nature and different cultures. I believe everything on this earth has a right to be here but some things and some people would be happiest if their space was far away from mine. (Flies and biting bugs take note!) I don’t like housework and think dust is Nature’s way of saying, “This is my space, I was here first.”

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