Does anyone know if this is just a confused spider or if it actually does prey on snails? Location: Central England.
Canon PowerShot G10, Focal Length: 6.1mm, Exposure Time: 1/400th, f/3.5, ISO 80
Oh, and apologies for misquoting Mary Howitt in the thread title. She actually wrote:
'Will you walk into my parlour?' said the spider to the fly,
''Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy,
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I've got many curious things to show when you are there.'
'Oh, no, no,' said the little fly, 'to ask me is in vain,
For whoever goes up your winding stair can ne'er come down again.'
And in this case it's not the spider with the winding stair but the snail.