Trapdoor spiders are not only shocking to their prey -- they sense vibrations of prey above their burrowed holes and pop up to get them -- but a recent discovered shocked Australian scientists as well.
National Geographic reports senior curator at the Western Australian Museum Mark Harvey received a jar with an unusual spider inside from a man who found it near his house:
"I nearly fell over when I saw its white head," [Harvey said.]
"Spiders are a diverse group of animals that fascinate and terrify many people," though they're crucial in keeping insect populations in check, he said.
"The world would be a poorer place without spiders."
The head of this what's considered to be a new species of trapdoor spiders is completely white -- so it's not a really a true albino. National Geographic reports Harvey as saying this spider is the only known of its kind. It is just over an inch wide.