My father sent a great picture of a Zebra spider, showing the two particularly large forward facing eyes. These give it excellent binocular vision in order to pounce accurately on prey.

These little black and white spiders are very characterful and great fun to play with as they walk sideways, backwards and pounce on your finger. They always leave a silk line behind when they jump so they can bungee back if necessary. Very clever. I've touched on them before, with a picture from a different angle that shows the body.

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  1. Well…..your mother hopes that this spider was not in her house !

  2. I’ve never thought of spiders as ‘fun to play with’! Shudder. This fella looks a character though!

  3. That spider looks funny :DDD

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