This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site you consent to our use of cookies unless you have disabled them.

eMag | Directory | TNT Travel Show 2017 | Events Search | TNT Jobs


Whether you're ambivalent to the eight-legged ones or you scream like a banshee when you spot a spider, this probably unwelcome news.

According to this PLOS-ONE journal, scientists have discovered hungry spiders lurking by rivers, killing fish and then munching on them. Tasty.

Researchers suggest there have been more than 80 incidences observed of fish being hunted by semi-aquatic spiders.

The ravenous arachnids can be found all over the world except Antarctica, and size doesn't matter - they'll attack creatures five times bigger than they are.

They normally like warm areas of water with low oxygen levels, as the fish are more likely to come to the surface to breathe.

Image credit: YouTube



Talkback


Flesh-eating spiders spotted in the UK
Digital Mag

Latest News

Stay connected on social networks
Like us on Facebook
Follow TNT on Twitter