Photo: A friendly jumping spider

928 of 1652

Although many people are afraid of spiders, Dr. Petra Sierwald of The Field Museum in Chicago explains a good reason you shouldn’t be scared: spiders can’t run for more than a few seconds. After that they run out of oxygen. So, you can always outrun a spider!

Photographer Ted Roger Karson describes this spider as friendly.

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!

928 of 1652

More Slideshows