Monday, 5 September 2011

Biting off more than it could chew..

We watched a couple of tiny lizards in the garden yesterday. Eventually one of them spotted a spider: a spider about as big as the lizards head.


The chase was on.... and the spider fell victim to the lizard.


A quick flick of the head and licking of the lips and the job was done - or so we thought...


When the lizard turned we realised it had spat out most of the spiders body ...


This little creature had bitten off more than he could chew. When a second spider ran across his path he couldn't even be bothered to give it a second chance.

Could it be that you can have too much of a good thing??

4 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Maybe it just tasted lousy :-) Diane

Jean said...

We once saw a cat go for a lizard right next to our table when having lunch outdoors at a restaurant. The cat bit the lizard's head off but the rest of it carried on wriggling for a while. It almost put me off my coq au vin !!

Colin and Elizabeth said...

Nice one, Diane!! Not quite so nice, Jean!!!

Tim said...

Or did it bite back [at the cost of its life!] It looked to be a hunting spider of some sort.