Terrifying jumping spiders that can leap 6ft into air found in UK for first time

Here’s some bad news if you’re scared of spiders .

A rare species of jumping creepy crawlies – which can leap to heights of around six feet – has been discovered in the UK for the first time ever.

The Sibianor larae was seen in Holcroft Moss Nature Reserve in Warrington, Cheshire.

The rare spider was spotted by arachnologist Richard Burkmar, the BBC reports.

He, along with fellow spider enthusiast Richard Gallon, informed Dr Dmitri Logunov, one of the world’s most respected experts, The Independent reports.

It was then confirmed to be the first recognised sighting of the spider in Britain.

Sarah Bennett, from the Cheshire Wildlife Trust, told The Independent : "A number of rare bog spiders were also discovered during the surveys, including the jumping spider Heliophanus dampfi, making it the only site in England where this has been recorded.

"It’s definitely a special site for bog-loving wildlife."

Despite it being the first ever confirmed sighting, it is thought the spiders could have been in the country for thousands of years.

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