Nature

A Hammerhead worm from Borneo (Photo: Shutterstock/Simon Schim)

The Fearsome Hammerhead Worm

The scary Hammerhead Worm is taking over the world and eating the earthworms in our gardens. Find out more about bipalium kewense and how to control them

The bird eating spider is found in northern South America. (Photo: Needpix.com/Michael Stirling)

Theraphosa blondi: The Bird Eating Spider

The bird eating spider, also known as the Goliath birdeater, is the largest spider on the planet. Despite its name, however, it rarely preys on birds, preferring small rodents, amphibians, and insects instead.

For thousands of years, Europeans had no clue about where birds went during Winter. Until 1822, when a German hunter shot a stork and discovered an 80cm long African spear protruding from its neck. This provided the first evidence of bird migration to Africa.

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