Golden demise – Pondoro Game Lodge

For years I have been telling my guests about the strength of the Golden orb-web spiders web, that they have the ability to catch large insects and small birds. On a morning game drive I finally managed to see the strength of these web’s for my self. A Rock Bunting which is a rather small bird had come entangled in the web of the Golden orb-web spider and in trying to free itself had become exhausted and died in the web. We are unaware if the spider will actual feed on the bird and have tried to read up on this and have not managed to find conclusive evidence to say that they do but non the less still an incredible sighting to see!

 

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