Spider attacks its reflection, video

This video shows a Marpissa muscosa spider attacking its reflection in a faucet in a bathroom in the Netherlands, thinking the reflection is a rival.

Dutch arachnologist Peter van Helsdingen knew this kind of behaviour from birds, but had never seen it in spiders before.

Ben Langeveld made the video.

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