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    What Are You? Half-Spider Half-Scorpion Found in South Africa

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    British tourist Pedro Goss, 18, spotted a strange creature while visiting the Royal Natal National Park in South Africa.

    A half-spider half-scorpion creature has been captured on video moving at high speed and trying to bury itself in the dirt to get away from prying eyes. 

    The strange eight-legged scorpion-like spider turned out to be so-called camel spiders, wind spiders, wind scorpions or sun spiders. However, actually, this creature is neither a spider nor a scorpion, according to scientists.

    Camel spiders prey not only on insects but also on small vertebrates if they can catch them.

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