Beware! This Creepy Crawly Spider Is Actually The Tail Of A Snake.

Beware! This Creepy Crawly Spider Is Actually The Tail Of A Snake.

 

This terrifying viper has a tail that looks like a spider. The rare viper has adapted a different style of hunting strategy from its cousin by luring its prey with a growth on its tail that resembles a spider.

 

This type of snake, aptly named as the spider-tailed horned viper is rare and only could be found in the deserts of western Iran.

 

The spider-like tail is used to lure its prey to within striking distance. It is a new species that is only confirmed in 2006.

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The viper will wiggle its tail, while remaining perfectly still, luring the prey closer and closer. Spider-tailed horned viper can mimic the movements of a spider perfectly.

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Here is a close-up of its tail.

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Here’s how the spider-like tail looks like in action.

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