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SCIENTIST ‘NEARLY FELL OVER’ WHEN HE SAW THIS ‘ALBINO’ SPIDER

Trapdoor spiders are not only shocking to their prey — they sense vibrations of prey above their burrowed holes and pop up to get them — but a recent discovered shocked Australian scientists as well.

National Geographic reports senior curator at the Western Australian Museum Mark Harvey received a jar with an unusual spider inside from a man who found it near his house:

“I nearly fell over when I saw its white head,” [Harvey said.]

[…]

“Spiders are a diverse group of animals that fascinate and terrify many people,” though they’re crucial in keeping insect populations in check, he said.

“The world would be a poorer place without spiders.”

(Photo: Volker W. Framenau via National Geographic)

The head of this what’s considered to be a new species of trapdoor spiders is completely white — so it’s not a really a true albino. National Geographic reports Harvey as saying this spider is the only known of its kind. It is just over an inch wide.

Source:  The Blaze

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November 10, 2011 - Posted by | Animal or Pet Related Stories, animals, Just One More Pet, Unusual Stories, Wild Animals | , , ,

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