That’s Not A Spider: It’s a SNAKE!

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Lots of animals pretend to be other animals to lure in their pray, but the spider-tailed viper takes this to an almost unbelievable level.

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Image Sources:
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/spider-tailed-horned-viper-gm976522472-265572079
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/spider-tailed-horned-viper-gm976528946-265572368
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/coiled-western-diamondback-rattlesnake-arizona-gm1171183503-324379788
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https://www.istockphoto.com/vector/snake-skin-scales-texture-seamless-pattern-black-white-background-simple-ornament-gm1183917726-333051772
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pseudocerastes_urarachnoides_distribution.png
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/spider-tailed-horned-viper-gm976522458-265572070

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