A spider species in the Amazon makes spider-puppet decoys. Scientists at the Tambopata research station in Peru have not reported and observations of these master crafts-spiders staging theatrical productions or conducting trick-or-treating pranks, but I’m sure it’s only a matter of time. As the scientist blogging the story only just discovered the spiders, we really have no way of knowing what these spiders have been up to while we’ve been minding our own business, assuming that puppetry – or at least puppet construction – was safely in the domain of human-only activities.
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