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Bizarre spider looks like it has a dog's head


Posted on Wednesday, 7 November, 2018 | Comment icon 15 comments

The species has a very unique appearance. Image Credit: Andreas Kay CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 / Flickr
Found in the Amazon rainforest, this incredible arachnid looks like a strange cross between a dog and a spider.
Known as the bunny harvestman, the peculiar-looking spider was photographed and filmed by natural scientist Andreas Kay during a recent trip to the depths of the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador.

At first glance, it's easy to dismiss the arachnid - which features a dog-like snout and ears - as a hoax, however it turns out that this is in fact a genuine species and yes - it does actually look like that.

According to Kay, its strange appearance may help it to appear larger and thus ward off predators.

The species was originally discovered by German arachnid specialist Carl Friedrich Roewer in 1959.

Given its remote location however, little is actually known about it.


Source: Business Insider | Comments (15)

Tags: Spider, Dog

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #6 Posted by Susanc241 on 8 November, 2018, 8:45
It's the legs!!! With any spider or crane fly it's the long spindly legs that repulse me. Yuk! But fascinating at the same time.
Comment icon #7 Posted by It's Just An Opinion on 8 November, 2018, 10:30
Even if Ithought there were no gods nature itself would still besomething worthy of admiration. Through natural selection, slowly, bit by bit, nature picked them out to live, ever so slowly allowing the ones resembling these animals the most to make it further until it finally became that. Amazing, Idoubt the spider has the mental capacity to even understand what it looks like;yet it was able to evolve to look like that.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Stiff on 8 November, 2018, 17:10
No, no, no.... this one looks more like that
Comment icon #9 Posted by John Ossie on 8 November, 2018, 23:25
Never seen one of them before, I'll have to google it later..
Comment icon #10 Posted by aztek on 12 November, 2018, 20:59
that is not that strange compared to mushrooms that look like humans
Comment icon #11 Posted by Stiff on 12 November, 2018, 21:03
You've frequented my local bars then?
Comment icon #12 Posted by aztek on 12 November, 2018, 21:10
nope, it is not a joke https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/mushroom-species-looks-humans/
Comment icon #13 Posted by pallidin on 13 November, 2018, 2:11
Ok, let'ssettle this like gentlemen...
Comment icon #14 Posted by Jen5 on 13 November, 2018, 13:37
EGADS, man! Just when I thought spiders couldn't get any scarier...
Comment icon #15 Posted by Jen5 on 13 November, 2018, 13:40
Next post by cathya will be in the "Strange Coincidences" thread...


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