A Precarious Ascent

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On my arrival at the marsh I decided to relax a bit in the sun at the pumphouse yet in my immediate vicinity there were many invertebrates already demanding my attention…

In a short space of time I met a few beetles, a weevil and a caterpillar before this strikingly adorned longhorn beetle took centre stage, he scurried across the wooden platform and began to climb the pumphouse…he was like a hobbit with a mission…

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In fact this ascent began to bear a remarkable resemblance to a certain hobbity adventure I remember…

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Longhorn was starting to find that things were getting a little sticky along the way…

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But on his arrival at the “cave” next to the window frame “Esmerelda” was ready and waiting… 😕

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After a fleeting struggle, Longhorn freed himself from the spiders clasp, leapt spectacularly from the wall, down onto the wooden platform to promptly make his escape to live another day. 🙂

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6 responses

  1. Ed

    Wicked cool series of pics and excellent macros..:-))

    June 19, 2014 at 3:35 am

  2. Emy Will

    Wonderful. I just love the detail, at every level ❤

    June 19, 2014 at 3:59 pm

  3. Great story telling too. 🙂

    June 26, 2014 at 11:59 am

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