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This Terrifying Spider Hunts Fish Underwater

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If the prospect of a spider that catches fish wasn't scary enough, the fishing spider is disturbingly well-adapted to its task. This includes walking on water, as well as breathing underneath it as it stalks its prey.

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Meet a family of hairy, scary eight-legged beasts of all shapes and sizes. This bizarre creature showcase is as fascinating as it is frightening, featuring spiders that walk on water, cartwheel across deserts, shoot hairs at predators, and deliver venom about 15 times deadlier than a rattlesnake's. Join us as we comb the planet's jungles, deserts, treetops, and ponds to bring you the biggest, ugliest, deadliest spiders alive.

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