Known predators of spiders include other spiders, praying mantis, wasps, ants, snakes, birds, scorpions, lizards and small mammals. Humans are also threats to spiders.
There are approximately 35,000 types of spiders that have been identified worldwide, although biologists believe there are many more that are not yet identified. In North America, there are approximately 3,000 types of spiders, according to Explorit Science Center.
Spiders can thrive and live in almost any place: on the edges of the ocean, on plants, under rocks, in trees, in caves and even over the water, according to Australian Museum. The only places that spiders cannot inhabit are the oceans, the highest mountains and the polar regions. Spiders are seen on
All spiders are carnivorous, which means they eat a variety of insects and other spiders. Large spiders are able to eat small vertebrates like mice and small birds.
Predators of snakes include large animals such as foxes, raccoons, boars and birds. In addition to its natural predators in the wild, the snake is threatened by humans. Humans hunt snakes for their venom to make serums. They also use snake skins for clothing and accessories.
Small white spiders found in the United States or Canada are likely to be goldenrod crab spiders of the species Misumena vatia. These spiders grow up to 11 millimeters, with males much smaller than females, and appear pure white when not using camouflage.
Spiders are arachnids, not insects, although together with insects, they form a group called arthropods, which are animals with hard external shells and jointed legs. The main difference between spiders and insects is body structure.
Sharks are apex predators that have no natural enemies; however, humans are predators of sharks, with an estimated 30 to 100 million sharks are killed every year by fisherman. This has caused many species of sharks to become vulnerable to endangerment.
Predators possess excellent senses to find their prey, and their bodies are engineered with fangs, sharp claws and teeth, or beaks; some are even armed with poison. Predation refers to the relationship of two animals in which a predator hunts and consumes its prey.
Being at the bottom of the food chain, rabbits are hunted by a variety of animals such as the red fox, black rat snake, bald eagle, barred owl and the common crow. A rabbit's predators often depend on the habitat in which the rabbit lives.