Aren't spiders just adorable? Well okay, in most cases they're bloody terrifying, but that image might change when you take a closer look. As close as to where their feet should be, where you'll find that spiders have paws!

In more scientific terms, a spider's paw is called a tarsus, and it's only one of eight parts that make up a rather complicated leg. Just like cats or dogs, spiders also have claws attached to the paws, but in their case, legs also work as ears and nose picking up subtle changes in the air to hear and recognize smells.

Most of these furry paws belong to tarantulas, of which there are around 900 species. Some of them have leg span for up to 30cm - as large as your average dinner plate. The paws are actually called claw tufts that can have around 600,000 tiny strands of fur sticking out. This density of hairs helps the spider travel on vertical surfaces and even glass. So technically the answer to the question "Do spiders have paws?" would be a no, but let's not diffuse this lovely illusion of spiders being cute.

Science aside, these things simply look adorable! A fact that I hope to remember the next time I'll be freaking out while looking at a spider in my kitchen. Check our selection of cute spider paws and you'll be pleasantly surprised on a sudden change in feelings for these arachnids.

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Isabel Tamayo 2 years ago

Squishy squishy xD

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Lara B. 2 years ago

That's really cute :)

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just a thought ! 2 years ago

This one's so cute ! But if you showed me a pic of the same spider , I would become Usain Bolt in no time 😂😂

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Erwin Sanz 2 years ago

Aww... Aww shit I mean..

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therealpixie 2 years ago

This one is rather comically beautiful.

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Nancy E 2 years ago

Needs a manicure. Why don't you do it ?

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Lianita Tugotone 2 years ago

Seriously arachnophobes, how do you expect a girl to knit webs without her freakishly tiny paws?

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Ntosh 2 years ago

OK, I am not scrolling down any further, my heart cannot take this, I am terrified especially when you hold it. It's my crazy mind that's imagining all sorts of terror's

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Lillian Chesak 2 years ago

I have arachnophobia, but even I've gotta admit this is super cute

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Derp 2 years ago

So that is how it clings to walls. Does Spiderman has tiny claws too? Just wondering.

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Shiva Dheva 2 years ago

My leg. Before shaving.

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2 years ago

I have a urge to stroke it ('-')

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DaisyAppreciation 2 years ago

All these spiders have absolutely beautiful spider fur 😊

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2 years ago

nail polish madame?

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Goustan Bodin 2 years ago

Nah, I've enjoyed some from up the page, but you won't make me think this one is cute or anything lovely!

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Desiré Yen 2 years ago

How ironic the paws are so well kept, the rest of the leg, needs waxing 🤔

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Aileen Grist 2 years ago

Cute

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Desiré Yen 2 years ago

The claws look like eyes. The web is creeping me out 😲

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Rã Field 2 years ago

Another great pic for the wall..

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Joanne Hudson 2 years ago

Now is the black hair or bone?

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Ed Wilson 2 years ago

TIL; Spiders walk on webs with rainbows

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Aileen Grist 2 years ago

Sweet - I'd love to see how big the actual spider is.

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Karen Attwood 2 years ago

Photography on all of these just "Wow"

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Lillian Chesak 2 years ago

Now I realize my earlier comment of how I thought they were cute was wrong

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Rã Field 2 years ago

Beautiful due to the black background..

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Lara B. 2 years ago

The bottom part looks sooo soft!

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Rã Field 2 years ago

Looks like this one has got into finger painting.. but then i have watched various spiders for hours, tinted watered leaves with natural colours,& seen the Art these critters can do..& No its not weird, it was research.

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Rã Field 2 years ago

A beautiful fan~ from a true fan!

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Charlie Brown 2 years ago

The paws I can deal with, the tiny claws and the funky looking knee pads... however the long hairs are grossing me out! It's like God was hungover when he dreamt these bad boys up. "Okay so we're thinking eight legs and eight eyes. Yup fangs. Um let's stick some paws on it... and I'm thinking I'll model the fur using the porcupine design I made yesterday. Yup that's that!!! Oh I have to give it home?? Bloody hell my head hurts!! It can damn well make its own home!! .. what was that St Peter? What's it going to make it out of? Well it can Pull it out of Its ARSE for all I care! Get me some ibuprofen!! Oh and the health and safety department have told me to put a red warning sticker on the black widows....

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Rã Field 2 years ago

I love the tinted blue in the rock; i would love to see subtle coloured light reflections of blue on that leg... oh what a pic then...

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Rã Field 2 years ago

This is nice due to leg angle & the rock its displayed on..

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Aileen Grist 2 years ago

I wish I could have taken these photos

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