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Kentucky Color: Amazing Jumping Spider

2010-08-01 - Photo by Billy Joe Fudge. Adair Co., KY
Billy Joe Fudge notes that, while he has been observing four-eyed jumping spiders for years, he noticed something unusual about the fascinating creatures when this one posed for him on the hood of his Tahoe. On the left, the eyes appear to be looking forward, as most photos of the spiders show them. On the right, the eyes seem to have moved to the top of the spider's head, and are looking directly into the photographer's camera. The spider jumps, not with muscle, but with a sudden change in blood pressure in their legs.

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