The Arachnophobic (Spider-Hating) Blue Jays of Golden Gate Park

This coastal Western Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma californica, aka California Jay, Long-tailed Jay ) in Golden Gate Park don’t like them spiders. You can tell because the blue jay spotted a web from a great distance, found a tasty, 8-legged, 4-eyed treat (Araneus trifolium, aka Pumpkin Spider) and then mashed it into bits.


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Per the comments section, perhaps “arachnophagic” is a better term to use…

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3 Responses to “The Arachnophobic (Spider-Hating) Blue Jays of Golden Gate Park”

  1. nanio says:

    that’s a fantastic shot. enjoying your GGP series.

  2. sfcitizen says:

    muchas, I’m still going through shots on the hard drive…

  3. entomologist says:

    I’m a bit late here, but I think that should be “arachnophagic”.