What is this woman doing – Walking along with a stick held aloft? 🙂
… Water divining?
Just out for a leisurely evening stroll in the bush 😀
But it can be spoilt when unknowingly one walks into one of these!
Spiders in Australia
A spider draped across my path waiting for dinner to drop in!
While not venomous – at 4 to 6 cm across its not really the type you want running uninvited up your arm!
Yet making their webs in the space across the path from bush to bush ~
If not paying attention its easy to pick up a hitch hiker!
So, back to ‘spider divining’!
When spotted in time, I’ll duck so as to leave the web unscathed and intact ~
But there’s just nothing worse than having an unexpected face to face encounter! Hence the safety precaution of ‘spider divining with a stick 😉
These little chaps are a bit shier –
Camouflaged in a curled up leaf they lay in wait in bushes along the sides of the track ~
Obviously after smaller prey!
Jottings from this adventure –
The Where/When/How ~ What did I See, Hear, Smell, Touch, Taste?
- Stradbroke Island, Queensland – on an evening walk
- SEE ~ spindly spidery scampering yellow and brown legs atop bulbous bodies
- HEAR ~ scrunching dead leaves & twigs underfoot and the snapping of surprisingly strong web strands across the path
- SMELL ~ honey myrtle & the anticipation of an unwanted and unexpected encounter
- TOUCH ~ sticky pieces of web stuck in my hair & down my arms
- TASTE ~ the dry eucalypt bushland