said the spider to the fly...." A little drama unfolded beside me in a sunny windowsill.
A fat fly became entangled in a tiny spider's web. He buzzed and wriggled and tried to fly free. The spider danced around him--climbed right onto his back. Much buzzing and jiggling. The spider had a wild ride. But in the end that little spider, scarcely bigger than a pinhead captured the fly.
Do tiny little spiders have poison to kill a fly? Or did the fly simply get too tangled and exhaust himself? The whole drama took just a few minutes. I was impressed. The one fly should feed that spider for many, many days!
I prefer spiders to stay outside, but now I have conflicted feelings about the doughty little fighter. What odds the little beast overcame!