Footage from north-western Mexico shows why it’s best not to poke at anything that’s hiding inside a hole.
The unnerving video, which was filmed by hikers in the town of Alamos, shows what appears to be some kind of furry creature hiding inside a small hole in a wall.
When one of the hikers starts to poke at the animal however it quickly becomes clear that it’s not a single creature at all but a whole pile of long-legged spiders that had all been bunched up together.
After being disturbed, the tiny arachnids can be seen skittering away in all directions.
“Yesterday exploring Alamos, Sonora… what appeared to be an animal sleeping in a cave turned out to be something more amazing !” the man wrote on Twitter.
The video, which was uploaded on December 29th, has already racked up over 1.6 million views.
The spiders are believed to be of the family pholcidae and can be found pretty much worldwide.
Ayer explorando #Alamos# Sonora… lo que parecía ser un animal dormido en un cuevita resultó ser algo más sorprendente! pic.twitter.com/gJry170M5c
— Rada SC (@Rada_SC) 29 December 2018