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June 20, 2012
New Sign of Animal Apocalypse: Spider With Antlers - 4
About a month ago I did a blog about the coming animal apocalypse in which I detailed the weird creatures that are slowly infesting our waters and infiltrating our woods. Apparently I missed one. And it’s a doozie. Can you say Cordyceps? You can’t? Then how about a tarantula with antlers?!
The pictured spider is infected with Cordyceps: A parasitic fungus that replaces its host’s tissue with its own. Fortunately, the fungus only affects insects and other arthropods so you, me and our dogs are safe from ever growing antlers. At least I think so — I’m not that great with science. I mean, I didn’t even know things like antlered spiders existed. Did you?
And what do you think Boone & Crockett will score this bad boy? Comment below!