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THURSDAY, 19 JUNE 2014  Scientists have discovered fish that eat spiders twice their size exist on every continent except Antarctica.

THURSDAY, 19 JUNE 2014 Scientists have discovered fish that eat spiders twice their size exist on every continent except Antarctica.

This clever fishing spider (Dolomedes facetus), which can run on water, was caught with a pond fish (of the genus Xiphophorus) in its maw in garden near Brisbane, Australia - Credit: Peter Liley, Moffat Beach, Queensland; Nyffeler, et al

In Photos: Fish-Eating Spiders Around the World

This clever fishing spider (Dolomedes facetus), which can run on water, was caught with a pond fish (of the genus Xiphophorus) in its maw in garden near Brisbane, Australia - Credit: Peter Liley, Moffat Beach, Queensland; Nyffeler, et al

An adult fishing spider, likely of the species Ancylometes rufus, lifts a small catfish out of the water in a marshy area of Ecuador's Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve - Credit: Craig Harrison, Hertford, UK; Nyffeler, et al

In Photos: Fish-Eating Spiders Around the World

An adult fishing spider, likely of the species Ancylometes rufus, lifts a small catfish out of the water in a marshy area of Ecuador's Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve - Credit: Craig Harrison, Hertford, UK; Nyffeler, et al

Golden orb weavers have toxic webs | Anguished Repose, nightmares for life, thank you.

Golden orb weavers have toxic webs | Anguished Repose, nightmares for life, thank you.

A giant swamp fishing spider (Dolomedes okefinokensis) chows down on a mosquitofish in a swamp in Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida. - Credit: Misti Little, Stagecoach, Texas; Nyffeler, et al

In Photos: Fish-Eating Spiders Around the World

A giant swamp fishing spider (Dolomedes okefinokensis) chows down on a mosquitofish in a swamp in Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida. - Credit: Misti Little, Stagecoach, Texas; Nyffeler, et al

Waterside Meal - Fishing spiders like this one also take their meals at the edge of the Rio Maicuru in the Brazilian state of Pará

In Photos: Fish-Eating Spiders Around the World

Waterside Meal - Fishing spiders like this one also take their meals at the edge of the Rio Maicuru in the Brazilian state of Pará

Etymologist Piotr Naskrecki studies katydids, a type of insect related to crickets. He walks alone and at night into the depths of South American rainforests as part of his research. He walks carefully through the forest, taking pains not to disturb anyone or anything he comes across, and listens for the faint trill of the insect's wings.  A few years ago, while studying in Guyana, Naskrecki and immersed in his ritual, Naskrecki heard a sound of heavy feet rustling nearby. As he ...

Etymologist Piotr Naskrecki studies katydids, a type of insect related to crickets. He walks alone and at night into the depths of South American rainforests as part of his research. He walks carefully through the forest, taking pains not to disturb anyone or anything he comes across, and listens for the faint trill of the insect's wings. A few years ago, while studying in Guyana, Naskrecki and immersed in his ritual, Naskrecki heard a sound of heavy feet rustling nearby. As he ...

The spider, later named Charlotte, is possibly the biggest huntsman spider ever to be photographed. The woman rescued Charlotte from being killed and then released her on the rescue's farm. Betty's Barnyard Rescue in Queensland, AUS

Rescued Spider Is The Size Of A Pug

The spider, later named Charlotte, is possibly the biggest huntsman spider ever to be photographed. The woman rescued Charlotte from being killed and then released her on the rescue's farm. Betty's Barnyard Rescue in Queensland, AUS

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