Man Tries To Help A Fluffy Animal Stuck Inside A Hole In The Wall. Turns Out To Be A Creature From Your Worst Nightmare
SC, a Twitter user passionate about nature, uses his account to share amazing images of different ecosystems. But the Mexican photographer has recently shared on his Twitter account a video that baffled Internet users and quickly became viral.
On one of his recent visits, he went to the peaceful town of Sonora, Mexico. He found what he described as “seemed to be a sleeping animal”. Effectively the ‘fur’ looked like a mammal, particularly those of fluffy dog breeds.
In the recording published on December 29, the author shows what appears to be the hair of a sleeping animal protruding from a hole in a wall.
The man decided to explore a little more and took a stick to touch the animal. The surprise was inevitable when when the photographer touched the ‘hair’ with a stick, it began to move and divide, With just a touch, small creatures began to run, disintegrating the ball of hair little by little.
As in a nightmare, this fluffy flank fell apart into thousands and thousands of tiny arachnids.
It turned out that the hairy bundle was actually a nest of spiders. “They are the legs of them, what happens is that they are very crowded”, explains the author of the video, referring to what was believed to be the fur of the creature.
At the end of the video the photographer, who is also the explorer of nature, explains that it is a kind of harmless spider called ‘opiliones’.
Daddy Longlegs, also known as Harvestmen, are arachnids in the order Opiliones. While they are arachnids, they are not spiders. Unlike spiders, Daddy Longlegs do not have separate abdomens; and they only have two eyes, whereas spiders have three to four pairs. Contrary to some popular myths, Daddy Longlegs are not venomous. They can’t be, since they don’t have venom glands. They also have no silk glands, and so are unable to spin webs.
I thought it was a cute, fluffy animal…but NOPE!
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This clustering behavior provides the Daddy Longlegs with warmth and protection from predators.