Culture Art & Media Photo: Jumping Spider Is as Cute as a Kitten By Melissa Breyer Editorial Director Hunter College F.I.T., State University of New York Cornell University Melissa Breyer is Treehugger’s editorial director. She is a sustainability expert and author whose work has been published by the New York Times and National Geographic, among others. our editorial process Melissa Breyer Updated August 13, 2020 Andreas Kay / Flickr Share Twitter Pinterest Email Culture History Travel Sustainable Fashion Art & Media Holidays Community And speaking of ... did you know that jumping spiders chase laser pointers just like cats do? Aw, look at this fuzzy little darling! Ok maybe the eight eyes give its secret away – that it's more spider than mammal – but that doesn't make it any less endearing. And in fact, jumping spiders like this one (Beata sp., Salticidae, photographed by Andreas Kay in Ecuador) may have more in common with cats than you know. The play with laser pointers just like cats. Cuteness confirmed. Watch the video below if you don't believe it; and read more here: Jumping spiders chase laser pointers like cats do Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on Flickr and add your pictures to the group.