Well, This Is Christmassy

decoySpiderIt seems that this newly-discovered species of spider constructs larger decoy versions of itself out of bits of leaf and pieces of things it has eaten.  Heck, I’ve got a neighbor down the street, a short fellow, who is always strolling around with a large decoy of himself that he shakes and waves around to intimidate people.  It works, too – most people give him a wide berth.  I’m pretty sure he just uses cow and coyote bones, though, not people bones.  Pretty sure.  If I’d known how unusual this behavior was, I would have reported it to the scientific journals.

~ by smwilliams on December 20, 2012.