Peacock Spider Dancing To The Village People's 'YMCA'

January 9, 2014

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This is a video of a male peacock spider's mating dance edited to look like he's dancing to The Village People's classic 'YMCA'. I'm gonna be honest, if I were a lady spider I would probably find this little guy irresistible. I'm not a lady spider though, so I'm just going to continue splattering all his relatives with a shoe.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to lebeeps, who agrees if spiders really could dance to music maybe people would find them less terrifying. But they can't, so fire.

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    This is what my hell would be filled with: spiders and the Village People.

    Look at it, though! In every single frame it is gearing up for a fight! Every spider, everywhere, just can't relax. They're in "Fight-to-the-Death"-mode day in and day out.

  • baal

    That's a Salticid or jumping spider. Notice the big eyes, bright abdomen that vibrates and the black/white flagging on those legs that it is waving. Far from being a threat display, this horny fellow is busy shaking his stuff for the ladies. If she's of the same species, she'll see that and go catatonic - the female spider mating response.

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