Spiders That Pretend To Be Bird S#!T To Avoid Predators

June 2, 2014


This is a series of photos of various species of spiders that camouflage themselves as bird droppings to avoid predation (either by themselves or with some carefully crafted webbing). Would you dress up like bird shit to avoid getting eaten? I would. I'd even make sure I smell like it too. "You already do." It was a rough weekend. "You need help." No, I need you to come change me like a baby.

Keep going for several more species.






Thanks to bbq and E V I L A R E S, who agree it's in your best interest to avoid stepping on rocks that look like dog poop because you never know.

  • Closet Nerd

    I would hate to mistake the birdshit I love to eat for a spider. Who knows, it might get some protein in my shitty diet.
    .....just sayin

  • MustacheHam

    "Is that bird poo on your shoulder or is that a spider?"

  • baal

    It's not that the spiders are trying to look like poop so much as if you look like bird poop, birds are less likely to eat you.

  • Andyman7714

    Bird poop transforming spiders! More than meets the eye!

  • AtomicMountain

    Jesus, spiders. Show some dignity for cryin' out loud.

  • wickedtimelord

    Now I wonder how many of these I've seen and never realized was a spider!

  • Gar531

    Is it weird that I want to eat one of those balls? Specifically the one on the bottom. It looks like it has white chocolate on it. I like white chocolate.

  • MustacheHam

    They remind me of those oriental cracker snacks, the round balls with seaweed strings. :d

  • The Magnificent Newtboy

    I know what you mean, if those were in a dish on a table I think I would try one without thinking...

  • Closet Nerd

    When a bird poops on you, it's NOT good luck.....
    That is just something they say to make you feel better
    .....just sayin

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