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Tick wrapped in spider silk trapped in amber

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Some 99 million years ago in what's now northern Myanmar, a tick enjoyed a spectacular bout of bad luck.

Normally, the tick would have been hiding in vegetation, hoping to latch onto a small mammal or a feathered dinosaur to suck its blood. But this tick somehow fell into a spider web, and the resident spider promptly straitjacketed its arachnid cousin in loops of silk, either to save it as a snack or to immobilize it as a precaution.

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/05/fossils-ticks-spiders-dinosaurs-amber-cretaceous-science/

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third_eye

Sounds pretty lucky to me, if the the spider that caught got it first and whatever the tick wanted to feast on blood on is probably, at best a fossil but chances are, probably something even less

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