It Turns Out Spiders Actually Have Tiny Paws


Are you frightened of spiders? Well if you are you may be comforted with the knowledge they’ve got tiny paws on the end of their hideously spindly legs. 

Almost makes them like tiny multi-legged cats doesn’t it?… No? Alright then.

Well technically it’s not really a paw, it’s actually a tarsus, one of eight bits making up a spider’s leg and it’s got claws like a dog, cat or bear’s paw.

Don’t believe us? Check out these photos…

They’re not exactly cute are they?

Interestingly, according to Nify Mag, since spiders don’t have antenna, they use their legs as their ears and nose to pick up scents and sounds.