5 Strange Ways Animal Mothers Carry Their Babies
With Mother's Day around the corner, we take a closer look at how animals tote their youngsters, from putting them on their heads to literally embedding them in their backs.
If you think strapping a toddler into a car seat or herding your crew into a minivan is hard work, be glad you're not a wolf spider mom.
For these mothers, native to Australia, transporting the children means carrying hundreds of them on their backs.
One Australian YouTube user found this out the hard way after killing a wolf spider that he found in his home—and filming the aftermath. Instead of squashing a single spider, the man unleashed hundreds of spiderlings fleeing their mother's body. (Read this story for guidelines on what to do when you find a spider in your house.)
Of course, wolf spiders aren't the only animals that have to ferry around their young.
With Mother's Day around