Sometimes when I am in the woods I come across strange and unusual things. This observation is a good case in point. I found this relic mid-1980s model Dodge pickup truck near Old Alton Bridge. It was located nearly a quarter mile form the nearest road, and had certainly been there for years—maybe even decades. A forest of trees had grown up around as you can see from the pictures.
Over the years, the pickup had been irresistible to armed wanderers and its body was riddled with bullet holes as evidence.
Interestingly, life can even find a way to take advantage of a rusty old hulk like this. A resourceful Funnel Weaver spider (probably Agelenopsis naevia) has made one of the larger caliber bullet holes his home and has set out a sticky web as a welcome mat.
|Date||–||Sep 7, 2013|
|Time of Day||–||Morning|
|Temperature||–||Hot (greater than 89°F/32°C)|
|Type of Behavior||–||Stationary|
|Main Article||–||Funnel Weaver||Observation Location|
2 Replies to “Funnel Weaver – Bullet Hole”
Awesome post. What a strange juxtaposition of trash, guns and natural life.
Ha! Thanks, Melissa. I love coming across stuff like this! Now for a challenge… you can actually see the truck on Google Maps (It’s even easier on Bing.com because their pictures were taken in the winter)… Can you find it???