I saw a bee fight a spider.
Trip Start May 31, 2012
70Trip End Aug 08, 2013
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I was just leaving the house to go back to work after lunch and I noticed a bee getting tangled up in a spider web at the base of one of the posts on our front porch. Now this web was surrounding the post all long the base and I didn't think the bee had a chance to get out of there. Also, the spider itself was underneath the porch, sticking it's legs up through the slats and smacking the bee as it struggled.
I sat entranced as this struggle unfolded. At first, I had thought that if the bee got caught I would free him because of my distaste for spiders, but then I thought, "I should just let nature take it's course. If the bee couldn't manage to free itself then who am I to take this spider's meal from him/her?" I was very zen at that moment. I think Australia's softened me on the whole spider thing.
Anyway, the bee did eventually manage to free itself. But instead of flying off in a mad frenzy, all freaked out because it was almost a spider's lunch (as I would've done), it just walked away. It just walked along the porch, not worried about anything. Like it was no big deal! That is one cool bee.