Are you afraid of spiders?
Do you jump at the sight of a teeny tiny little one up on a roof corner?
If you see one, do you actually feel likes it’s on you already?
Well my dear reader, if that’s the case I warmly suggest you don’t watch the video below, taken a few days ago in Santo Antônio da Platina in Brazil.
This kind of spider, Anelosimus eximius, is also known as the ‘social spider’, because they are cooperative, group-living little animals that tend to work together to hunt by weaving huge webs stretching across trees, telephone poles, which means they can also accidentally drop on people’s heads and between their clothes and hats. They’re fairly common in Latin America and sometimes they build webs as big a village, perhaps in the attempt of establishing a social network on their own. Aren’t they cute?
Still willing to go to south Brazil? You were warned… 🙂
Categories: Curiosities & Oddities