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New Spider found in Australia

March 10, 2016

Australia has discovered a new spider which can swim and eat prey up to three times its own size.

The new spider has been named ‘Brian’, after a famous scientist called Professor Brian Greene.

The spider can be found in Queensland and eats fish, frogs, tadpoles, and even big cane toads.

Thankfully the spider isn’t dangerous to humans.

A Brian spider catches its prey by sitting on the surface of water, and feeling vibrations caused by the creatures it wants to hunt.

When it feels a vibration, it runs across the water to grab its prey.

It then dives under the water with it, before swimming back to shore to eat it up.

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spider man spiderman swinging from the citys spiderman

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I do not like spiders.

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My sister would probably die if she saw this in NZ lol

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ooooooo thats so cool

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Amazing

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I hate spiders

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Joseph Sutherland

Brian the spider... brilliant name 😛

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OHHHHHHHHHHH spider my sister so afraid of them

but i sorta like them snakes scare me the most

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Thank God that the spider is not dangerous to humans! I am going to Queensland Gold coast in 2 days to have a family trip! My heart was pounding as I read through the 'New spider' and 'Queensland' and then, the part that says it is not dangerous to human made me release a sigh of relief.I thank God, Jesus, and the scientists!!!!!!!!

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I wonder how much there are

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Wow that looks creepy and cool!

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Cool and it's not dangerous to humans twice as awesome

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Nelly Campbell-Reeves

Ugh, sends shivers down my spine.

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cool staff you are taking I love australia

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hope I don't find one when I go to Austrailer

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It looks kind of gross but, it's got amazing talents.....

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really another spider there disgusting i think

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thats awsome. hope i find brian hanging around

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AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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have to watch it

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that is so cool you have got to watch it!

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So awesome 🙂

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OMG! I love that spider it is so amazing it can swim and it's huge!I don't even know how can it swim,so strange?

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Cool

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I really don't want that to manage to swim over to NZ and if it does thats going to be a long trip.

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It's butt is so big,and why doesn't it harm human and is it poisness ?

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Ew yuck!!

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Omg is it werid that I find spiders kewl and fabu ... I need help 😛

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i hate sipders so much

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the terriminator

wow hope those spiders don't come to new zealand

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All spiders have there option kill or be nice well the new spider in Australia could be in the zoo because they might not be harmless I might come to Australia in the holiday's. I want to know all the facts, I'm not afraid of spiders I think this new spider will not bite. Well it looks creepy and Cool it might be friendly : )

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Its weird.

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Well spiders are cool they can climb swing make webs and all those things. Some people just think that If you kill spiders it will rain. I'm pretty shore that that is not true.

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Eww man i hate spiders

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That Spider is amazing

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That is so big.😌🎏🍮🚌🌃🌏.

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This is very interesting and I like the facts

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omg i hate spiders

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cool

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Omg...freaky!!!!!

But thank goodness the spider is not dangerous to us humans!!!!

Hope we don't find any 'Brian' spiders in NZ.