Arachnophagic Blue Jays of Golden Gate Park: Pumpkin Spider Goes to Heaven Just Six Days Before Halloween

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.

Poor little feller. He almost made it to Halloween.*

Anyway, nummers!

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Poor little feller.

*Halloween 2004 that is. But the EXIF says October 25th and that’s six days a’fore Hallo’ween no matter the year…

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