Scientific Spider study

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    Very interesting findings on spiders.

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    "The spider made a hammock and watched the spider on caffeine.."

    LOL
     
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    too funny.....just too funny
     
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    Ugly, ain't it?...
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    New spider species resembles Harry Potter 'Sorting Hat'
    Thu, 15 Dec 2016 - A newly discovered spider bears an "uncanny" resemblance to a magical hat in the Harry Potter books.

     
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    I take my cat for walks, and he prefers the night.

    Just after dusk is when the spiders come out of their lairs.

    With a bright enough LED flashlight you can spot the spiders by their glowing eyes -- all 8 of them.

    My cat spots them with listening however.

    When he finds one, he plays with it, pawing it, and bats it around like any prey.

    Spiders are the most intelligent of the creeping things.

    They show various defense mechanisms, such as curling up or hiding, when they are faced with a giant such as a cat.

    When they get the chance the spiders will scurry away and hide, then not move at all, so that the cat cannot hear them any longer. Spiders are the only creeping thing that evidence thinking and fear.

    When the cat finally loses interest and wanders off, the spider will climb a tree for safety.

    I have grown to respect and empathize with spiders.

    Although spiders are fierce predators themselves with potent venom and fangs, they are also smart enough not to even put up a fight against a giant uber-predator like a cat, unlike stupider insects like bees and wasps which do.

    And if you shine a bright LED flashlight at the trunk of any tree at night, anything bright that reflects back is probably the eyes of a spider watching you.
     
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