Is someone getting cold feet? Harvester spider’s legs coated in frost as Britain freezes at -6C

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This Harvester spider with frosted legs as severe wintery conditions hit Britiain (Credit: Mark Johnson / Newsteam).
This Harvester spider with frosted legs as severe wintery conditions hit Britiain (Credit: Mark Johnson / Newsteam).

This Harvester spider literally got cold feet when his legs were coated in frost as temperatures in Britain plunged to a chilly minus 6C.

The frozen bug was spotted in Watts Wood, Lincs., by snapper Mark Johnson as he walked his dog on Wednesday afternoon.

The icy insect had been taken by surprise by the current cold snap as it struggled to make it back to its web.

This Harvester spider with frosted legs as severe wintery conditions hit Britiain  (Credit: Mark Johnson / Newsteam).
This Harvester spider with frosted legs as severe wintery conditions hit Britiain
(Credit: Mark Johnson / Newsteam).

Mark, 44, from Dunholme, Lincs., said: “I’m always amazed to see just how resilient these tiny insects are when it gets really cold.

“I spotted this little harvester spider covered in frost.

The spider can't run from temperatures which are falling to as low as -6C (Credit: Mark Johnson / Newsteam).
The spider can’t run from temperatures which are falling to as low as -6C
(Credit: Mark Johnson / Newsteam).

“His legs were heavy with ice but he seemed quite unfazed by it all.

“No doubt he wanted to get some food and didn’t realise just how chilly it was.”

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