the spider is common in our gardens as far as i know and not being a
spider expert they are an orb spider, also as far as i know their bite
to humans is not fatal but different people react in different ways to
bites. so would think that due to how common they are bites are few
and far between.
now i said all that to say this there is a bird eating spider that is
capable of taking very small birds but as far as i know it does not
habitate in aussie gardens. now the house sparrow caught in that web
must have been dead or near to it, for the gossimer to contain it and
the spider would need fangs like dracular to get through all the
feathers and deliver a fatal bite, all while the bird is thrashing
about trying to escape the web.
you getting the picture? now if you had a dead sparrow and hung it in
the web and shook the web a bit the spider would investigate as is
seen in the picture.
to me i'd say it is an ellaborate set up a for the fun of it shot. the
bird also seems to have one leg missing?
but well done hey chuckle?
On Tue, 19 May 2009 20:22:22 -0700 (PDT), BrianFromWisconsin