‘Assassin’ spiders impale their victims on a venomous pike, then watch as they die

Spider-killing Pelican Spiders

Spiders are horrific creatures. Most of them are tiny and easy to deal with, yet they’re so scary. Spiders are just as afraid of you as you are of them, maybe even more so. But it turns out that in Madagascar there are spiders that have more to fear than just humans: "Assassin" spiders are lurking all over, and they tend to kill their own kind.

These venomous creatures do not behave like regular spiders. Instead, they hunt other spiders, and they’re incredibly cruel about it. The spider-killing spiders have a special venomous arm of sorts that they use to impale their prey. Them, the hold the victim up in the air and watch as life fades away.

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