10 of the World's Weirdest Spiders (Slideshow)


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Hate spiders? You're not alone: These leggy arachnids are some of the most feared creatures on Earth, despite their relatively tiny size. But even these creepy crawlies play a big part in nature's order -- often in weird and intriguing ways.

The 10 spiders highlighted here include species that change colors, walk on water, are patterned with eye-catching neon stripes, and have made a miraculous comeback from extinction.

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Tags: Animals | Biodiversity | Conservation | Endangered Species

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