A Hunter Becomes the Hunted…..

While visiting the Albuquerque BioPark Botanical Garden, I happened to see a miniature wildlife drama play out in front of me as I watched….

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This is a Dolomedes Fishing Spider. He (actually it looks like a “she”) is waiting for an aquatic bug or a small fish to swim by.

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But I was not the only one to notice the Spider sitting there—this Bullfrog was also looking for lunch

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The Bullfrog stealthily made his way closer……

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But the Spider noticed him and dashed to the nearby shore

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Once more the Bullfrog tried to get close enough for a shot….

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But again the Spider saw him and ran away into some leaf litter

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Leaving the Bullfrog without any lunch

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One thought on “A Hunter Becomes the Hunted…..

  1. I was hoping I’d see the spider catch something. But when the Bullfrog showed up, I could not help rooting for the spider. 😉

    It’s the first Fishing Spider I have seen in quite a long time.

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