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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

To The Rescue!




Several years ago, 
I found a hummingbird caught 
in the web of a large Banana Spider
(the big fat yellow kind).

I was able to rescue it, 
clean the web off, and release it back.



Today I heard that familiar distressed chirping again...and found another 
little hummer caught in a web! 

After cleaning with a wet cloth as best 
I could, the bird flew high in a tree and preened its feathers for about 10 minutes, then flew away. I believe it will be okay. 
This web is the stickiest, strongest, most elastic web I've ever experienced. I'm sure thankful to have been in the right place at the right time.



Here is a better pic of the Golden Silk Orb Weaver and its golden web.



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