Then sudden terror strikes when a huge black wasp, in a really bad mood, started attacking the birds at the feeder. The disorientated birds take flight in different directions. The wasp plunges down and there is a scuffle on the ground. The nasty wasp and a spider was engaged in a life-and-death battle.
A spray of water broke up the fight. The paralyzed spider was airlifted to a safe place, photographed and covered with some leaves and twigs, hoping it would recover. It never moved, but the eyes remained bright for the duration of the day. When I returned to the spot the next morning, it was no longer there.
...Oh and did I mention that I am NOT comfortable around creepy crawlies?