Smiles all round, it has taken a lot of time to get here though. I was the first white person some of them had ever seen, I looked like an alien to them, they couldnt understand why my hair was not black and my eyes were blue. They were so shy they couldn't look me in the eyes, smile or even talk to me. Now they are sooooo excited to see me, always want to talk to me, hold my hand & play games with me 😊😍
Would you really believe us when we tell you this species of spider is called the David Bowie Huntsman?!
A bright orange, hairy specimen was discovered here in Sabah a few years ago, and its hairy appearance resembled Ziggy Stardust...in spider form. The scientist, Peter Jäger, who discovered the species named it 'Heteropoda davidbowie' which attracted quite a bit of attention in the media. Peter wanted to raise public awareness about rare arachnid species threatened with extinction.⠀
🕷 Rock on Ziggy Spider! 🕷⠀