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The fishing spider

385 views Rachel Chiasson August 27, 2014 Maltais, NB Date shot: August 27, 2014

CRAZY...I got this on camera.These very large, sprawling arachnids are most often found on vertical surfaces: tree trunks, fence posts, bridge pilings, or the exterior walls of buildings, usually at night. There, they wait in ambush for large insects to come within striking distance. They do not spin webs to catch prey, but simply overpower their victims.

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