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58 TEXAS NATURE OBSERVATIONS AND REMINISCENCES.
waiting for its prey. with his legs
stretched out, fully six inches-
striding across the middle of the
net, and noted the rapid manner
in which he winds his stout thread
around the unfortunate captive.
lie usually throws the coils
about the head until the wretched
suspended on brush or tree or a
wire fence of soimc pasture, )being
of golden yellow, \-ith jet black
stripes; and the slialler one, of
star shape, Very niil erouslv en-
countered on the prairie plains.
The photo represents tcihem slightly
manilifiedl from natur. All of
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"1'Rl.Ki'u i ((I Sr2' I)E:R u)x CAI[.iu t, I(RI ;u4t t'Nl "1 '\R.\>:i i .
victili is first blinded and then
c('hoked. In 1many nfrequei ted
d(lrk nooks of the jllm'le you
come acr5,ss skeletons of small
hirdls caught i h th('se terrible
snres.l seen t
The'y arc very beutifuli>
marked when seen in the prairie
thet prepare larg e s idlrwels
which serve as traps to etitagle
such insects s flies. glrasslhippers.
beetles an1( othllr iil>s(cts. ImIet
once one silich lar:tae \web witi a
large )Devil's horse ental gled inl its
meshes ant l the huge spidr evi-
dentl " hal l just inoccutlaeI l it
as it \was per'fectl,\ motiolless.
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Menger, R. Texas Nature Observations and Reminiscenses, book, 1913; San Antonio, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth143558/m1/62/?q=menger: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.