Jumping spiders can be very cute to look at — as long as you are a human. Their prominent central pair of eyes are large and endearing. However, jumping spiders are voracious ambush hunters. They lie in wait for a hapless critter to wander by. With lightning speed they pounce on their prey and begin to feed. It is a very good thing that jumping spiders aren’t the size of a german shepherd or we would be in real trouble.
Watch the video and see how this spider combs his whiskers. Isn’t he dear? However, he never jumped! I believe that it was too cold for him to be jumping. Stay tuned—I’ll get some video of these spiders jumping this coming season.