How about a little belt of sanity? Some of God’s stuff.
This is a European garden spider, same genus as the ones in my back yard. They get pretty big, for spiders, and spin large, beautiful webs. It’s surprising, how quickly they deal with a fly or a mosquito that gets caught.
I have a soft spot for these spiders because once, years ago, one of them nested on my car and wound up going on vacation with us to the shore. She was there with a new web every night, catching bugs galore; and she didn’t like it if we had to use the car for sundry vacation activities. We took care, though, not to disturb her any more than we could help, and she was with us for almost the entire two weeks. I say “almost” because on our last Friday evening, as we drove back from a restaurant, a gust of wind came up and blew her away. We’d been looking forward to her coming home with us, but it was not to be.
From then on Patty and I have always tried to extend every courtesy to these spiders. And the more flies and mosquitoes they eat, the better.