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Hummingbirds, Beware the Yellow and Black Argiope Spiders!

By Gardenbees
November 5, 2015

There was an attempted murder off our porch this afternoon. A hummingbird became caught in the web of a large yellow and black Argiope spider!

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Name: MaryJane
Sherwood, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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maryjane
Nov 7, 2015 9:09 AM CST
It warmed my heart to read your story. Unfortunately my similar experience did not have a happy ending. One day I discovered a hummer too late to rescue. I try to leave garden spiders alone but this one crossed the line. It wove the web next to the feeder and apparently the hummer was caught late in the evening so by morning it was too late. I'm so glad you were able to save the hummer.
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Gardenbees
Nov 7, 2015 10:10 PM CST
Oh, Maryjane, I know that incident must have broken your heart! Thanks for a reminder that we need to check around our feeders often, including dusk and and early mornings. Thanks for your note!!
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Name: Bonnie
Chandler, AZ (Zone 9b)
Region: Arizona Bee Lover Butterflies Hummingbirder Xeriscape Birds
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droughttolerant
Nov 8, 2015 6:08 AM CST
Wow, that was an awesome thing to read to start the day. Thanks for sharing that.

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