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Bat found trapped in massive spider's web in Poteet

POTEET, Texas – No. Thank. You.

Annette Alaniz Guajardo snapped some pretty incredible photos of a bat trapped in what appears to be the web of a yellow garden spider outside her home in Poteet.

"So these are the kind of things you see happen in Brazil, Thailand, or some kind of foreign jungle place like that, but this was outside of Annette Alaniz Guajardo house in POTEET TEXAS," Guajardo's friend said on Facebook.

Guajardo noticed the bat Wednesday morning on her way to work.

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She returned home Wednesday afternoon and the bat was still hanging from the spider's web, not moving.

Female yellow garden spiders average about an inch long in body length, according to National Wildlife Federation, and they are not known to eat bats.

**Editors Note: A previous version of this story indentified the spider as potentially being a banana spider. Texas Parks and Wildlife told KSAT the spider appears to be a yellow garden spider - Argiope aurantia.


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