A spider works to secure an ant that it has ensnared in its web. This was taken just a bit before we left on our vacation. I had seen an ant crawling on my kitchen door. As I went to capture it, I brushed it off the frame and I noticed that it fell into the web of a tiny spider at the bottom and to the side of the door. I decided to observe and photograph the drama. I thought the spider would paralyze the ant with some venom but that did not appear to happen. The spider didn't have much of a web and he wrapped only a thread or two around the ant. The ant struggled for a really long time and I felt badly that I had not rescued it. The spider worked at it constantly and was constantly moving. It was a very awkward place to try to photograph and was difficutl to light properly.
Hope everyone has a good day. I'm off to the Desert Botanic Garden in Phoenix.