Fish-eating spiders are the stuff of nightmares

By Sarah Zielinski, 13:24 PM June 20, 2014

The little spiders I find hiding in the corners of a room or hanging out among the plants outside my front door are usually fascinating little creatures — and nothing to be frightened of. Those spiders are usually insectivores and not interested in anything with a backbone, let alone a full-grown human.

But insect eaters aren’t the only kinds of spiders out in the wild. There’s a whole category of spiders that hunt for their meals rather than sit and wait for something to get caught in a web. ...

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