It Turns Out Spiders Actually Have Tiny Paws

by : Tom Percival on : 18 Sep 2017 09:31

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.

Tom Percival

More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism. Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV. He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.

Topics: Animals


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