Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Go Ahead...Make My Day! (redux) 

I don't know what it is about Salticids (jumping spiders) that makes them so pugnacious...but they just are! If you've seen my previous photo (see Go Ahead...Make My Day!) then you'll know that this is a different species of Phidippus (this one is Phidippus whitmani on a milkweed leaf rather than a rock) and that she's ready to stand her ground against a camera (and a photographer!) that make the proverbial David & Goliath look like a head-to-head WWF match. She seems to be saying, "How lucky do you feel?" Well, I felt lucky enough to get this shot (July 26, Kentville).

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