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….


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.


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


The Bullfrog stealthily made his way closer……


But the Spider noticed him and dashed to the nearby shore


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


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


Leaving the Bullfrog without any lunch


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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