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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Nov 23, 2015 1:52 PM CST
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OH (Zone 5a)
That is amazing. You were quick thinking.

A couple years ago I spotted a hummingbird tangled in a spider web, but not nearly as bad as yours. I was so panicky, I did not even use gloves and I called to DH, but figured he didn't hear me. I lightly cupped the struggling bird and just rubbed away the web. It seemed to relax, so I opened my hand to get a better look at the wings and it took off. DH came running with the camera. He was mad at me for letting it go and he couldn't get a close up shot.

Congrats to you.
Mar 30, 2016 1:28 PM CST
(Zone 8a)
Garden Ideas: Level 2
I can just imagine DH fussing about no picture! Well, I suppose the little hummer was thrilled to be set free as quickly as possible! Good job!
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