Frozen In Amber: 100-Million Year Old Spider The Moment It Was Attacking A Wasp Trapped In Its Web

October 9, 2012


This is a 100-million year old spider about to attack a 100-million year old wasp, destined to remain frozen in the pose forever thanks to tree resin covering them at that exact moment. Sucks for you two! *tries to stand up but can't* F*** it, I'm peeing my pants.

It's pretty unbelievable. George Poinar, Jr., a zoology professor at Oregon State University, explains:

"This was a male wasp that suddenly found itself trapped in a spider web. This was the wasp's worst nightmare, and it never ended. The wasp was watching the spider just as it was about to be attacked, when tree resin flowed over and captured both of them."

Obviously, the first question on everyone's mind is whether or not that spider has any dinosaur DNA in it, and, if so, whether John Hammond can assemble a team to clone it. But the SECOND question on everyone's mind is what they're going to charge for admission when they finally do open a Jurassic Park. I bet easily over $100.

Thanks to Georgia -- the lady, not the state. The state stopped sending me tips after I made fun of its peaches. IT WAS A JOKE, I love peaches.

  • ZomBBombeR

    I have always wondered how something as slow as molasses, uphill in the winter, can capture creatures that can evade being hit by things with ease...

  • adfasdfadfs

    a blob probably drips off a branch and splats it from above.

  • Keith Gibbons


  • McGarnagle

    Looks like my idea of traveling 100 million years into the past to escape the spiders is a wash.

  • this reminds me of the plot from mega shark vs giant octopus

  • Guest

    Capturing the capture.

  • Patrick Caldwell

    Can stay dead.

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    I have seen tree resin before and its kinda slow moving. curious on how these bugs are always getting trapped in it. I am starting to believe that some alien kid was sitting around 100 million years ago placing bugs in tree resin just for giggles.

  • adfasdfadfs

    tarpits don't even move at all and stuff gets stuck in those

  • Guest

    Perhaps instead there were intelligent evil trees millions of years ago?

  • AthrunWilshire

    I too was thinking the exact same thing, however I think the sap just dripped down on the two of them, in which case that would be pretty quick.

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    either or....I just want Jurassic Park

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