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For Anyone With Arachnophobia, This Spider Jumping On A Camera Is The Stuff Of Nightmares

Spiders are everywhere. I once read something that said no matter where you are, there’s always a spider within spitting distance. Or, in this case, jumping distance. According to spider-lover Andrea Van Veggel, “Jumping spiders are everywhere.” Not exactly a comforting thought for people who are scared of spiders, but hopefully his video will show that even though they jump, they are really just cute lil’ eight legged fuzzy-butts at heart. Take a look!

This could be the stuff of nightmares for some of us but not for this spider collector whose beloved pet takes the leap of faith onto his camera. Andrea Van Veggel, 26, from Nahsville, Texas, works as an office manager but at home has a large collection of around 100 arachnids. The video, shows his Phidippus Putnami, or Putnam Jumping spider, climbing up the side of a jar before it leaps onto his camera. Definitely not as scary as I thought it would be, but I’m not quite ready to become a full-on spider love quite yet, either. Are you?

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