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Spider Drinking Water From Up Close Will Make Your Stomach Churn

Rachael Grealish

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Spider Drinking Water From Up Close Will Make Your Stomach Churn

Arachnophobes, if a Huntsman Spider feasting on a lizard was too much for you then this video of a spider drinking up some water might not be your favourite sight.


A woman was spritzing the glass on her tarantula's cage to keep it clean when her eight-legged pet decided that the clean water would be the perfect thirst quencher.

If you're a fan of the arachnids, you'll likely know all about their eating and drinking habits. If you're not (like me) it may come as a shock to learn that spiders drink through their mouths. The view from the underside of the glass resembles something like a sting-ray opening its mouth.

Lisa Van Kula Donovan, from Queensland, Australia, originally posted the video of her pet on Instagram. Since then, it's received thousands of likes and comments.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

She posted the video with the comment: "Ever seen a spider drink? Yes, they do drink. And unlike what most people think (including me at one time) they don't drink through their fangs. Their fangs are used to inject venom to subdue prey."

So, for all those with a fear of spiders, the little creatures aren't that different from a pet cat - kind of.

Many people took to social media to comment on the video - some in horror but many in awe.

One person said: "That was so cool to see that big water droplet just getting smaller! She was thirrrrrsty!

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Credit: PA

Another said: "This changes everything I thought I knew!! It's kind of disturbing they have legit mouths lol I liked the fangs sitch better."

A third person wasn't as impressed when they commented: "I'm uncomfortable," and another person just simply put: "Nope."

The post, which intended to educate people who aren't big fans of the eight-legged fiends, comes at the perfect time - it's autumn and that means its spider season.

A recent video of a huge Huntsman Spider going to town on a lizard - as an unsuspecting family ate their dinner - has also fascinated and horrified viewers all over the world.

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Credit: PA

This odd incident took place in Australia, but it seems Britain isn't safe from the little creatures either as spiders capable of jumping six feet are set to be making themselves comfortable in homes across the nation.

So just when you thought they couldn't get any worse, the many-eyed monsters can now jump impressive heights.

Fear not, these little home invaders are tiny and very unlikely to cause you much trouble - although, you may end up jumping six foot yourself if you wake to find one exploring your quilt covers.

Featured Image Credit: Storyful

Topics: Spider, News, Weird, Animals

Rachael Grealish
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