A tarantula has been captured on camera struggling to defend itself against a small wasp.
The tarantula hawk – a wasp that specifically hunts tarantulas– stings the spider repeatedly, leaving it paralyzed and defenseless in the Sonoran Desert, Arizona.
Karen and Matthew Perry, from Tuscon, Arizona, captured the footage while travelling to the desert to hike with their children Cash and Cadence. They started filming as their 9-year-old son, Cash, took an interest in what was happening.
Nature is a cruel place and this is a prime example of that. On the other hand, it is rather amazing to watch as a wasp is able to take down a much larger creature.
I’m not a fan of spiders, but my heart goes out this poor little guy.
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