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Cobweb Spider vs Carpenter Ant

She was expecting a moth or a housefly. Her cobweb had taken her all day but she didn't know what days were all she knew was hunger. Flying insects bat the wind to fight gravity to soar. Flying insects cannot move without their wings. The cobweb would make quick work of that. The carpenter ant was headed home. He walked confidently to the edge of the window sill and fell right into the web. Spider sprang into action. She surrounded the ant in a fury of activity binding him tighter and tighter. Ant was losing but each time the spider checked her work took even the briefest pause the ant would break free and continue the journey. He didn't need wings the web could not hold him because it was made for flying insects. Spider was enraged. Ant was strong he kept bursting through the woven web he marched on. Spider was also strong leaping on the ant's back flipping him this way and that spinning web all around the ant. Ant was too strong. A flying insect would have given up in under two minutes the ant was still going twenty minutes in. I know because I watched the whole thing. Ant won. He did not defeat the spider but he escaped with his life. He made it home.

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