MINI BELIEVE IT OR NOT –
The Spoor Spider of the Namib desert in southern Africa kills its ant prey by pinning its body to the hot sand and burning it alive.
- The spider makes a blanket of web and sand to hide itself
- It sets a line of web to use as a tripwire
- When an ant moves over the blanket, the spoor spider strikes
- With its body still hidden, the spider uses its front legs to pin the ant to the hot sand and cook it alive
“BIONs” – short for Believe It or Not – is the word we use at Ripley’s to refer to anything that is unbelievable and worthy to become part of Ripley’s lore and collection.