I KNOW arachnids are supposed to have 8 legs. But this one I saw when we climbed up Mt. Matutum in South Cotabato province in Southern Philippines last weekend only has 7 legs. Which reminds me of David Thorne‘s famous seven-legged spider drawing he used to pay his dues with.
You might say that spider just lost one of its leg. In another location, I spotted another spider that looked exactly like the one in the photo above. And yes, it also had seven legs.
There really are seven-legged spiders.