18 Spider-Killing Spiders Discovered—And They Look Like Pelicans
The brutally effective assassins live in the rain forests of Madagascar, a new study says.
There's a spider killer on the loose in the rain forests of Madagascar.
It’s quiet as an owl, quick as a cobra, small as a grain of rice, and when it strikes, it impales its victims on one of its jaws, which is actually more like a venomous pike.
The assassin then holds its prey in midair until the light has faded from all four sets of eyes.
In fact, these spider-killing specialists are spiders themselves. Some call them assassin spiders because of how they hunt, while others call them pelican spiders because of the way their gigantic jaws resemble the seabirds' beaks. (See 10 beautiful photos that will make you love spiders.)
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