Not all spiders are the same. Jumping spiders are compact athletes with short, strong legs. Rather than construct webs, they prowl around for their prey. This spider is more like a tiger.
Get close-up with a red jumping spider (Phidippus formosus). See if you can count its eyes?
Nearly the size of a quarter, this is California's largest jumping spider. More information on this amazing spider at Animalbytes.net
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