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Peacock Spider Performs Colorful Dance to Attract Mate

Clip: Season 36 Episode 6 | 3m 31s Video has closed captioning.

The male peacock jumping spider must dance for his life. In order to woo a female and avoid being eaten, he performs an intricate dance using a brilliantly colored fan attached to his abdomen. If the female approves, he is allowed to mate. If not, he becomes her next meal.

Aired: 11/10/17

Rating: NR

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