If Fred Astaire Had Been a Spider…

… he’d’ve been this guy!

Hi, everybody, Mr. Nature here. Susan found this critter for us, the peacock spider from Australia. And what he’s doing is a courtship display. How it works out for him will be revealed at the end of the video.

These are jumping spiders, as you can tell by the large eyes: and there’d be no point to all that color if the female spider couldn’t appreciate it. They’re really quite small, although under certain circumstances the males grow to the size of a grizzly bear and pose a threat to public safety.

(Did I getcha with that last sentence?)

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

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