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Photo: Jumping spider is as cute as a kitten

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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

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