Australia’s most new found spider surfs, swims and can get prey up to three times its own size. The 8 legged creepy crawly was uncovered at the World Science Festival in Australia, and was given the name ‘Brian’, after a renowned researcher called Professor Brian Greene.

The creepy crawly can be found in Queensland, Australia, and eats fish, frogs, tadpoles, and even huge stick amphibians, however fortunately isn’t risky to people.

This type spider gets its prey by sitting on the surface of water, and feeling vibrations brought on by the animals it needs to chase. When it feels a vibration, it keeps running over the water to snatch its prey. It then plunges under the water with it, before swimming back to shore to gobble it up.

This female 'Brian' is sitting on its egg sack, full of babies

This female ‘Brian’ is sitting on its egg sack, full of babies

News Source: BBC

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