Monday, May 12, 2008

The shaggy spider – formidable enemy of birds

This being is very big (it can be for 15 cm) and poisonous. They inhabit only in the tropics. There may be roughly 600 species of spider-robbers. Some of them, which are the largest, are not poisonous for people. Another spider’s stings are mortal for people.

Big spiders hunt in the night. They don’t like sunlight and hide in the grass, under ground in the holes, under trees roots. Spiders don’t have so paws so as a mole but they can dig rather deep hole. Shaggy spiders don’t make web, they usually attack their prey.

Thanks to little hairs on the spider’s paws they can climb along the trees. Spiders can fall from the highest trees and don’t hurt oneself: their paws help like a parachute.

Hairs are very thin and brittle on the spider’s paws, so you don’t touch he: these hairs are like splinters and your hand can get inflamed because of them.