These Spiders Are Watching You…
There’s a spider in the southern United States called the Smiley-face Spider because of the funny markings on its back.
Henry thinks it looks more like a spooky mask than a smiley face so we thought we’d feature it for Halloween. It’s quite a pretty little thing and harmless enough unless you’re a fly!
It also crops up in other places around the Pacific in places like Hawaii and the Whitsundays in Australia. We wonder how it got there? Maybe it hitched a lift on boats!
There’s another spider in Hawaii called the Happy-face Spider and even Henry agrees it’s much friendlier looking. Catherine says it looks funny like it’s telling a joke.
We didn’t want you to have nightmares, so we’ll leave you with a picture of this one instead. Happy Halloween!