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Meet the crafty spider that rolls like a wheel to escape predators (VIDEO)

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The Golden Wheel spider (Carparachne aureoflava) is the real deal and a marvel to behold. Scientific American writes about the desert spider, which has an incredibly rare method of escape: It curls its body into a wheel shape and rolls down sand dunes at rapid speeds (reportedly 44 turns per second). 

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Comment by Powell Gammill
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185MPH spider?  I don't think equivalent means what this reporter thinks it does.


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