Mandarin Duck: The Podcast
Mysteries Answered: Part 2

Mysteries Answered: Part 1

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The past couple of weeks I've featured Monday Mysteries from a trip to New Orleans and Cajun Country.

I photographed the above arachnid mystery at a nature preserve in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Deedee Burnside correctly identified it as a Banana Spider. More about Banana Spiders here.

Joe Lafferty, meanwhile, correctly ID'd it as a Golden Silk Orb Weaver.  More on Golden Silk Orb Weavers here.

Joe's photo of a similar spider is below. (Great shot, Joe!)

Congrats to both Deedee and Joe!

Tomorrow: One ugly  (mystery) duck.

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