Not only is evolution a fact, that shit is fucked up: Less than a decade ago, scientists stumbled across Pseudocerastes urarachnoides, or the spider-tailed horned viper—an Iran-dwelling species with a crafty and horrifying method for attracting prey.
The aptly named reptile has an elaborate bit of arachnid-shaped finery at the end of its body that it wiggles around to attract, say, a delicious bird. Once an unsuspecting victim takes the fake-spider bait, the rest is too easy.
Yeah, this has to be GIF’d to be believed.
Try to avoid falling into a pit of these venomous monsters, OK?
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