posted on Aug, 1 2007 @ 12:06 PM
I was having a discussion with someone last night about spiders. He recounted a story that I just HAD to share. I didn't know where else to put this
thread so, here we go.
He was going into his garage one day, when he realized a spiderweb filled the doorway. He looked around for the spider, didn't see it. He took out
his knife, cut down the web, and proceeded to enter his garage.
Next day, he goes to his garage, and finds a new web, this one higher up the doorframe. But he still couldn't quite clear the web walking through,
so he cut the bottom of the web off, and went into the garage.
Final day, he walks to the garage to find that the web has been moved to the top corner of the doorway, well above where his head would be. The spider
had moved it's web so that it would not get in the way. He left the web alone from then on.
This seems to indicate to me that spiders, and likely isects and animals as a whole are more intelligent than we like to give them credit for. The
spider clearly learned and adjusted to this information.
Hope you enjoyed.