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Rare Video Reveals a Spider Using its Web as a Slingshot

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As we've been discovering over the past year, spiders seem to be getting smarter and more organized every day... it's only a matter of time before they start building weapons... wait, they've already done it?
 
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Image: Jeff Cremer/Peru Nature
 
It would seem so, as indicated in a rare video from rainforest expedition site Peru Nature, depicting a tiny spider native to the Peruvian rainforest (most likely of species Naatlo splendida) rigging its web like a medieval catapult.
 
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Image: Jeff Cremer/Peru Nature
 
As you'll see in the clip below, the miniature artillery specialist just pulls back on the web and lets fly, firing the web at its prey and basically beating Spider-Man at his own game.
 

 

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