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Weird snow spider
Anyone know what this is? it was up above 5000 ft and just hanging out in a huge snowfield, nothing Ive ever seen before.

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theronmoonCrazy!

theronmoon

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Trantula of some kind, can't believe their on snow.
Posted Jun 22, 2007 7:07 pm

NikmanAre there any tarantulas ...

Nikman

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... in lower grounds in that area?

If there are tarantulas in lower areas it can happen that a bird catches one of them but gets bit a few minutes after giving the tarantula a ride.
Death comes within minutes to the bird and the tarantula finds itself in a very uncommon area.

How big is that one in reality?
Posted Jun 22, 2007 7:45 pm

TQWRe: Are there any tarantulas ...

TQW

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No tarantulas here, this guy was a little bigger than a quarter (legspan). But thats interesting, hadn't considered a bird carrying it.
Posted Jun 22, 2007 8:15 pm

nartreblycosid

nartreb

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Some kind of wolf spider - hunts on foot, not from a web. Note the two large forward-facing eyes, and the very large fangs.

Might also have been carried on the wind - they can "balloon" on a length of silk, though it's usually the young that do this. But 5000' really isn't very high for a spider, it probably lives in the rocks nearby and just wandered in the wrong direction.
Posted Jun 22, 2007 11:00 pm

TQWRe: lycosid

TQW

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very interesting.....thanks for the info.
Posted Jun 23, 2007 1:21 pm

Ejnar FjerdingstadIn the Alps

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

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it is not that uncommon to see rather large black spiders on the upper part of glaciers, where they live on small insects that again live on algae living in the snow.
Posted Jun 23, 2007 8:53 am

TQWRe: In the Alps

TQW

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ahh.....OK, I guess I just need to look more carefully, thanks!
Posted Jun 23, 2007 1:22 pm

tarolCool photo!

tarol

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Thanks for sharing it!
Posted Jun 25, 2007 9:23 am

TQWRe: Cool photo!

TQW

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Thanks!
Posted Jun 26, 2007 1:02 am

BobSmithNice shot.

BobSmith

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I always enjoy seeing what most other climbers ignore or miss.
Posted Jun 25, 2007 10:32 pm

TQWRe: Nice shot.

TQW

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I do too, while I do it sometimes, I try not to take that "one picture" that everyone takes of the same things.
Posted Jun 26, 2007 1:02 am

TQWRe: um....

TQW

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hahaha....sorry? Thanks though!
Posted Aug 12, 2007 10:56 pm

PAROFES!!!

PAROFES

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That's my favorite apider pic he he he
And i have a pretty good one too, but this is amazing!
Cheers!
Posted Apr 16, 2010 1:14 pm

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TQWSubmitted by TQW
on Jun 22, 2007 5:39 pm

Image ID: 303791
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Lat/Lon: 32.84000°N / 113.91°W
Object Title: Weird snow spider

Image Type(s): Wildlife