white-tailed spider

Not all spiders spin webs to catch their meals. When night falls in Australia, the white-tailed spider hunts its prey on foot. This spider sneaks up on small insects or other spiders and sinks its fangs into them, injecting paralyzing venom. The white-tailed spider's bite, while deadly to its prey, is not lethal to humans.

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