When you see a picture of a Happy Face Spider you just can’t help but smile and be amazed at God’s handiwork. This spider has markings on its abdomen that look just like a smiling face.
On the Fifth day of Creation when God created cattle, beasts and everything that creeps on the earth, He saw that it was all good, and perhaps as He was looking over all His new creations He was smiling, as His hands were forming the tiny Happy Face Spider. The Happy Face only lives in the rainforests of Hawaii. They are very shy and usually hunt for small insects at night. Scientists think that their unusual markings could somehow be a deterrent that keeps them from being eaten by birds, after all what self respecting bird would be caught feasting on something that was smiling at him. Personally, I think it is just some of God’s humor showing forth in His creation, for there is also such a thing as Smiling Grass—but….that is a subject for another time…
Not a lot of information can be found on Happy Face Spiders, however I will include a couple of interesting links you might want to check out for further information.
Oh, and back to my grand-daughter and the rest of the story….well, of course she didn’t believe me, not because she knew Happy Faces were only found in Hawaii, but because she did indeed really see a
common black spider lurking in the corner of the room, perhaps just waiting for his chance to pounce on her when the lights went out. Go figure!