Well, while fishing the Fox River on Saturday with my favorite fishing partner, he pointed out a spider on the edge of the water. He noticed it while he was releasing a fun little sunfish that I had just caught.
|The rules are as follows: G catches fish, G releases fish. Dad catches fish, G releases fish.|
There are few things that can break me off a pod of rising fish...but my boy clearly knows the passwords.
So as I walked over and he pointed to it, I might have said something to the effect of "Holy mother of god..."
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But since this one was outside, and a LONG way from my home, I controlled myself, took a couple of pictures to share with all and called it good. The fascinated part of me, came home and began researching. Turns out this is a Six Spotted Fishing Spider.
A spider that fishes. Cool. In an uncomfortable sort of way.
I've had one other run in recently with the insect world that is of note. A big ass walking stick was caught and captured by some friends who were waiting for my family to arrive at their cabin for some R & R. (The sign of a good set of friends is sometimes whether or not they will catch and save bugs for you...)
Not much to say about it, other than these guys are cool too!