National Geographic : 1913 May
Copyright by National Geographic Society, 1913. Photo byDavid Fairchild A SPIDER FROM A FLY'S POINT OF VIEW Civilized man rarely sees displayed the real ferocity of wild beasts, for even in the jungle it is hard to observe. Toany one, however, who will watch a spider devour a fly, the true picture of merciless cruelty will be apparent. With its poison, sword-like fangs itfirst kills itsprey and then with its sucking mouth-parts it sucks the soft juices out of the carcass (see page 625).