An interesting spotting. At a quick glance, you might think it's just a piece of bird dung. But it's actually a spider: a Lesser Bird-dropping Spider (Cyrtarachne bufo).

Spotted on Coney Island, Singapore, on 9 Feb 2019.

On iNaturalist [ inaturalist.org/observations/2 ]

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@sohkamyung
Nice find!
It'll never win any cute awards, though. πŸ˜‰

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@fitheach True. :-)

But there's more than meets the eye with this kind of spider. I observed it closely for a while, but I did not see its huge spots pulsate.

Pulsate? Yes, really. See this link by Nicky Bay, who has seen this phenomenon.

nickybay.com/2016/11/mystery-o

@sohkamyung
Nature can look weird. That would make a great Sci-Fi monster.

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