useful creatures

 

 

 

Just a minute, Wilbur.
[she climbs up and wraps the fly]
Charlotte: He’ll make a perfect breakfast for me.
Wilbur: [shuddering] Ooooh. You mean you eat flies?
Charlotte: Why, certainly. I eat anything that gets caught in my web. I have to live, don’t I?
Wilbur: [nervously] Why, yes, of course. Do they taste good?
Charlotte: Delicious.
Wilbur: LECCH!
Charlotte: Course, I don’t really *eat* them, I drink their blood. I love blood.
Wilbur: [gasps] Oh, please don’t say things like that.
Charlotte: Why not? It’s true.
Wilbur: But it’s *cruel*.
Charlotte: Well, you can’t talk. You have your meals brought to you in a pail. Nobody feeds me. I live by my wits.
Wilbur: It just seems an odd sort of diet.
Charlotte: Do you realize that if I didn’t eat them, bugs would get so numerous, they’d destroy the earth? Spiders are really very useful creatures.


6 Comments on “useful creatures

  1. Incredible photos! Isn’t the detail of each web amazing. Love the Charlotte/Wilbur conversation ~ Charlotte’s Web was one of my daughter’s favourite books ♥

    • Thanks so much Deb. Charlotte’s Web is the first chapter book I remember reading on my own…it’s a classic!

  2. I have to confess that spiders scare the crap out of me….it took everything I had to take these photos! The focus is not great, probably because I was shaking in my shoes!

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