Anyone that really knows me knows that I have a love/hate, or more accurately, freaked-out-but-fascinated relationship with spiders. I’m not afraid, I just get the willies, especially when it comes to big hairy spiders that jump.
I remember one night in Costa Rica during a guided night walk through the rain forest, I came across a dinner plate-sized wolf spider and I couldn’t move—In part because I didn’t want to turn my back on it. And in part because I was strangely drawn to it. I watched it do absolutely nothing for at least 20 minutes, ogling its freakish long legs, bulbous butt and giant mandibles.
Knowing this about myself, I admit it’s downright strange that I would be so taken with an arachnid. But I saw this video and fell in love.
Here are a few of the many reasons why
- How could someone NOT love such a colorful derriere flap? And one that uses it so deftly.
- They’re great dancers: Those sexy high kicks and wicked vibrations are straight out of the choreography from All That Jazz, or some other slinky Bob Fosse creation.
- I love the way their fuzzy front legs make them look as if they’re wearing a Santa beard.
Sit back, relax, and take a look. The footage is only 2:34 minutes – a small amount of time for the big smile you’ll be wearing when it’s over.