November 2nd Comprehensive media reported on the 2nd that British scholars discovered a giant fox spider in a training ground of the Ministry of Defense in the country and called it “the most important thing in a long career.” Things”. Because people have not seen such spiders in the UK for 27 years, they even think they are “extinct.”
According to reports, the big fox spider is a night predator and is known for its speed and agility. They inject the venom into the body of the prey, poison it, and then use their chelating teeth to swallow the immobile prey.
According to the British “Guardian” report, the big fox spider was first discovered 120 years ago. The last time people saw such spiders in the UK was in Hankley Park in Surrey, UK in 1993. They have since been considered “extinct” in the UK.
After several years of searching, Mike Waite of the Surrey Wildlife Trust found the spider at a military base in Surrey. For security reasons, the Ministry of Defense did not disclose the name of the base.
Through aerial photos, he found a section of sandy land suitable for big fox spiders to catch prey, and finally “saw” several male big fox spiders, a female big fox spider and some unrecognizable immature young spiders.
White said, “As soon as my flashlight hits it, I know what it is. I am very happy. Due to the new crown epidemic, I have experienced a lot of ups and downs this year, and I am 60 years old, so this is a very Good celebration.”
White also said that the distribution of this spider may be wider than people think. He hopes to write a scientific paper about them one day.