Spotted at an armed forces base:
One of Britain’s most endangered spiders, the Great Fox, has been sighted for the first time in more than a quarter of a century.
Conservationists report the sighting of 22 Great Fox spiders in total, including 10 mature males and one mature female, which measures just over two inches (55mm) in diameter including its hairy, spiny legs.
The specimens were found on a Ministry of Defence (MoD) training area in Surrey by Mike Waite, spider enthusiast at Surrey Wildlife Trust.Jonathan Chadwick, “Huge ‘extinct’ spider is found on British army training area: Two-inch wide Great Fox spider which liquefies the internal organs of its prey with venom is seen for the first time in 27 years” at Daily Mail
They were trying to enlist, you dummies. Pension plan and all.
Extinction (or maybe not): New Scientist offers five “Lazarus species”
5 Replies to “The Great Fox spider of Britain is back from extinction”
STEP ON IT!!!
NO!! All those beady little eyes are way cool. Perfect for a Friday Nite Frite… We should look at a Rent-a-Spidey franchise, maybe…
It’s safe to say that among visible animals, the only ACTUAL extinctions are from overhunting or overfishing. Those are extremely rare.
Nearly all official “extinctions” are fake. Most are a loss of population in one specific place where we are officially counting, while the species thrives in other specific places where we aren’t bothering to look for them. A lot like “cases” in this year’s murderous version of fakery. It’s always possible to increase or decrease a number by redefining how you measure the number.
or habitat/ecosystem destruction — the biggie.
News, they want a per unit commission on the design for a ghillie suit, wrap around vision, walking tank, with interest in the same for the interim tech caterpillar track tanks with similar all around multi band spectrum vision. Vision has been a bugbear for tanks for 100+ years. The same extends to combat aircraft and ships. Payup, taxpayers! KF
PS: The dolphins and whales want their commission on 3 d sonar too.