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South African Scorpion

Scorpions are predatory arthropod animals of the order Scorpiones within the class Arachnida. They have eight legs and are easily recognized by the pair of grasping claws and the narrow, segmented tail, often carried in a characteristic forward curve over the back, ending with a venomous sting. Scorpions range in size from 9 mm to 21 cm. Scorpions are found all over the world, except Antarctica. Scorpions number about 1752 described species.
Though the scorpion has a fearsome reputation as venomous, only about 25 species have venom capable of killing a human being. This picture was shot at Koffylaagte Game Lodge.

Scorpion

Another Angle of the same scorpion

Scorpion

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Cute Jumping Spider

This cute jumping spider is from the family Salticidae in the spider order Araneae. Both spiders and scorpions belong to the class Arachnida.
There are over 4000 species of these spiders. The jumping spiders big eyes are so sharp, they can see things clearly from as far away as 20 times the length of the spiders body.
All jumpers have eight eyes, and two of the eyes are huge in Comparison. Jumpers have superb vision which is better than any other kind of spider. With its eight eyes they can see in almost every direction at once.

Cute Jumping Spider

Miniature Jumping Spider

This miniature jumping spider is from the family Salticidae in the spider order Araneae. Both spiders and scorpions belong to the class Arachnida.
There are over 4000 species of these spiders. The jumping spiders big eyes are so sharp, they can see things clearly from as far away as 20 times the length of the spiders body.
All jumpers have eight eyes, and two of the eyes are huge in Comparison. Jumpers have superb vision which is better than any other kind of spider. With its eight eyes they can see in almost every direction at once.
This spiders body is just smaller than 4mm in length with this picture being a magnification of approx. 5X.

Miniature Jumping Spider