Is it a rabbit? Is it a spider?
July 19, 2017 12:07 PM   Subscribe

Metagryne bicolumnata, aka the Bunny Harvestman. Probably don't click this if you're a bit wobbly about spiders.
posted by auntie-matter (30 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
 


I'm . . . Batman.
 
posted by Herodios at 12:12 PM on July 19, 2017 [1 favorite]


That is seriously the best spider ever.
posted by telepanda at 12:21 PM on July 19, 2017 [2 favorites]


Opiliones are arachnids but they are not spiders.
posted by elsietheeel at 12:21 PM on July 19, 2017 [13 favorites]


Well, that's just silly.

I assumed the name meant the spider was, you know, HARVESTING bunnies. There's birdeater spiders, so why not bunnyeaters? Anyway I had steeled myself for something a lot more horrible than this Kilroy-was-here-lookin' thing.
posted by Sing Or Swim at 12:23 PM on July 19, 2017 [5 favorites]


Kinda looks like Totoro.
posted by cazoo at 12:25 PM on July 19, 2017 [12 favorites]


HeLLo HUMaN I aM fluFFy BUNNY! pET MeE Y NoTT? s0 CuTe so Y not CUddLe mEE to ChESt?
posted by PlusDistance at 12:27 PM on July 19, 2017 [19 favorites]


I didn't realize there was more than one image at first. Wow! Those legs!
posted by Laura in Canada at 12:32 PM on July 19, 2017 [2 favorites]


See that moisture underneath it in the first pic?

Acid spit.
posted by Myca at 12:36 PM on July 19, 2017 [2 favorites]


NOPE
posted by supermedusa at 12:43 PM on July 19, 2017


NOPE

Why do people always come into bunny-themed threads with this negative "NOPE" business?
posted by GenjiandProust at 12:59 PM on July 19, 2017 [12 favorites]


¬°YES!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 1:15 PM on July 19, 2017 [3 favorites]


My Horror Tortoro
posted by Shepherd at 1:20 PM on July 19, 2017 [13 favorites]


Opiliones are arachnids but they are not spiders.

Even so, I assume they're on our side in the war against the insects.
posted by sfenders at 1:22 PM on July 19, 2017 [4 favorites]


Miyazaki's "The Thing"
posted by rhizome at 1:38 PM on July 19, 2017 [8 favorites]


"Yesssss. I isss bunny. Pleasse to be putting tender finger-meatss near for the petting."
posted by Myca at 1:39 PM on July 19, 2017 [9 favorites]


What a delightful spider!
posted by rtha at 1:45 PM on July 19, 2017


Reader, I squee'd. And nthing the Totoro evocation, which was responsible for the sudden, high-pitched second stage of my squee.

(This is also the second "Gah-LOVE!" reaction I've had to a pic over the past 24 hours.)
posted by maudlin at 2:10 PM on July 19, 2017


Oh, it is so cute! I want to scratch it between its ... protuberances.
posted by ChuraChura at 2:12 PM on July 19, 2017 [7 favorites]



The plain old eastern harvestmen creeping around when I was growing up didn't have bunny ears. They were round and brown. We called 'em "daddy longlegs". Both of my parents had a plethora of skin moles, and my child's brain thought a daddy longlegs looked like a mole with legs.

If that isn't a creepy enough idea, every once in a while you'd see 'em mob up together, hundreds of them. Apparently that's called aggregation. Don't google "harvestman aggregation" (or "opiliones aggregation") if seeing that kind of thing bugs you.
 
posted by Herodios at 2:15 PM on July 19, 2017 [4 favorites]


Why would you do that to me? What did I do?
posted by kerf at 2:33 PM on July 19, 2017


my name is Opiliones
i luk lik bunny
i no yu think
my eers ar funny
but wen yu rest
in sleeping roll
i crawl insiyd
i harvest soul
posted by prize bull octorok at 3:01 PM on July 19, 2017 [38 favorites]


Don't google "harvestman aggregation yt " (or "opiliones aggregation") if seeing that kind of thing bugs you.
And by "that kind of thing" I presume you mean "some jerk repeatedly poking a bunch of harvestmen who are simply minding their own (mysterious, aggregational) business.."
posted by Nerd of the North at 3:37 PM on July 19, 2017 [3 favorites]


The mimic octopuses from the earlier post are better at doing ants than at doing bunnies.
posted by sebastienbailard at 4:04 PM on July 19, 2017 [2 favorites]


yea, I get a strong Miyazaki vibe off of this - like you see the bunny part peeking up through some bushes and it looks all cute but then you get closer and it stands up shredding the plant and dripping, all whiplike legs and breathtaking animation.
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 4:29 PM on July 19, 2017 [2 favorites]


Okay, unlike the spider from yesterday that scared me, (is it arachnid week?) this one is very cute. Kind of like a little marshmallow peep on toothpicks.
posted by pangolin party at 5:06 PM on July 19, 2017


GenjiandProust: "Why do people always come into bunny-themed threads with this negative "NOPE" business?"

In actuality, I have a phobia of rabbits and a deep love of spiders, so I had this NOPE reaction for this reason.
posted by TypographicalError at 5:17 PM on July 19, 2017 [3 favorites]


I ... what?
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 8:55 PM on July 19, 2017


Bunnies
posted by maudlin at 8:57 PM on July 19, 2017 [3 favorites]


Cutest spider I have seen this week!
posted by needlegrrl at 8:21 AM on July 20, 2017




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