The animal dances and lifts up its tail-flap, which, once unfurled, resembles an abstract Indian blanket of intense color. The tiny creature hops about, lifts up its legs alternately like an air traffic controller, gesturing this way and that. Its large, furry mouthparts almost make it look like it’s smiling, or at least mildly amused at this outrageous act.
Meet the peacock spider. Males from several species within this group of spiders put on remarkable mating displays to win over mates of the opposite gender.
See this vid thru please,
NOW....imagine...that an ancient aborgine sat and watched this display, and saw the tiny face shaped markings...
and decided to paint it on a cave wall..
and years and years later, modern man sees the rock art....and thinks, 'ah, it must have been ancient aliens they painted'
Edited by seeder, 25 August 2013 - 11:49 AM.