Kelsey Panda was out on her lunch break when she suddenly realized she was being watched. Eight tiny eyes stared up at her from a nearby tree trunk. went to lean my hand on the tree but saw something move, so I had a closer look and saw this little guy chilling on the tree trunk,” Panda told The Dodo.

A Lichen Huntsman spider was blending in perfectly with the mottled bark of the tree. The 2-and-a-half-inch-long spider matched the surface and texture of the lichen growing on the tree, giving it a crusty, leaf-like appearance!

“The pattern was so beautiful it really was mesmerizing,” Panda said. went to lean my hand on the tree but saw something move, so I had a closer look and saw this little guy chilling on the tree trunk,” Panda told The Dodo.

A Lichen Huntsman spider was blending in perfectly with the mottled bark of the tree. The 2-and-a-half-inch-long spider matched the surface and texture of the lichen growing on the tree, giving it a crusty, leaf-like appearance.

“The pattern was so beautiful it really was mesmerizing,” Panda said. Huntsman spiders eat a variety of insects and actively hunt their prey instead of using a web. And their insect abatement makes them useful pest management in a garden.

They are not considered dangerous and will not bite unless provoked. A bite by a hunter can cause slight pain, swelling, and nausea.
Pandas are not afraid of spiders, just as spiders seem to care about it.

“This is just a nice little lunch reward for me,” Panda said. “When I took the photo, his little eyes looked at me, and he stayed where I was until I left.”

By Lilit

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