It’s Not A Spider!

It’s Not a Spider!

What has eight legs, fangs, and is one of the “creeping things” that God created? It’s not a spider!  This is the Creation Moments Minute.

It’s a daddy-long-legs. God has given the daddy-long-legs some very special abilities to protect itself. When it is attacked, it is most likely to be grabbed by one of its long legs, but its legs detach quite easily. A young daddy-long-legs will be able to re-grow the missing leg, while still getting around quite easily on the other seven.

It has very good eyesight, and those eyes are placed on top of its body so that it can better see attackers. Most attacks are likely to come from above. The daddy-long-legs can also spray a nasty-smelling gas to protect itself.

We can be glad God created daddy-long-legs because they have the important job of cleaning the forest floor of dead insects and decaying vegetation.

For Creation Moments Minute, I’m Darren Marlar.
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Ref: Joanne E. DeJonge, Bats & Bugs & Snakes & Slugs (Baker Book House), pp. 7-9.