As if the spiders raining from the sky wasn’t enough this week, now we have a spider that looks like that demonic clown from Steven King’s 1990 hit-film ‘It’.
This freaky clown crab spider is actually a species of crab spider in the family Thomisidae. Ukrainian photographer Igor, 44, a full time engineer, has been experimenting with macro photography for the past three years and spotted the crab spider near to his house in a spot where he often heads to practice his macro photography.
Clown Crab Spider Encounter
Igor said: “When I first came across the spider I thought it was just going to be my usual macro shot and there didn’t seem anything particularly unusual about the spider.
I didn’t notice its strange features.
This is the first time I’ve ever spotted a spider like this so now each time I go out taking pictures I’m constantly looking out to see if I’ll come across this spider again because it was such an unusual sighting.
The first time I looked back at the picture it struck me that this looked like a sad clown.
I was even more stunned to see how it looked on my computer screen because it was almost as if somebody had drawn the features on with a pen.”
This might be the creepiest creepy-crawley I’ve ever seen.