Weird snow spider

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.
on Jun 22, 2007 5:39 pm
Image Type(s): Wildlife
Image ID: 303791


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theronmoon - Jun 22, 2007 7:07 pm - Voted 10/10


Trantula of some kind, can't believe their on snow.


Nikman - Jun 22, 2007 7:45 pm - Voted 10/10

Are there any tarantulas ...

... 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?


TQW - Jun 22, 2007 8:15 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Are there any tarantulas ...

No tarantulas here, this guy was a little bigger than a quarter (legspan). But thats interesting, hadn't considered a bird carrying it.


nartreb - Jun 22, 2007 11:00 pm - Hasn't voted


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.


TQW - Jun 23, 2007 1:21 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: lycosid

very interesting.....thanks for the info.

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Jun 23, 2007 8:53 am - Voted 10/10

In the Alps

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.


TQW - Jun 23, 2007 1:22 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: In the Alps

ahh.....OK, I guess I just need to look more carefully, thanks!


tarol - Jun 25, 2007 9:23 am - Voted 10/10

Cool photo!

Thanks for sharing it!


TQW - Jun 26, 2007 1:02 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Cool photo!



BobSmith - Jun 25, 2007 10:32 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice shot.

I always enjoy seeing what most other climbers ignore or miss.


TQW - Jun 26, 2007 1:02 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice shot.

I do too, while I do it sometimes, I try not to take that "one picture" that everyone takes of the same things.


TQW - Aug 12, 2007 10:56 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: um....

hahaha....sorry? Thanks though!


PAROFES - Apr 16, 2010 1:14 pm - Voted 10/10


That's my favorite apider pic he he he
And i have a pretty good one too, but this is amazing!

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