Funnel-web spiders are predators that build webs around their burrows. The hidden, funnel-shaped burrow is a shelter for the spider, as well as somewhere it can hide while unsuspecting insects land in the sheet-like web that protrudes from it. When prey is caught on the sticky web, the spider emerges from its den to poison and wrap the insect in more webbing. Funnel-web spiders typically bring prey back to the burrow to eat.

Photograph by Amal Kumar Saha, MyShot

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A burrow is a tunnel or hole that an animal digs for habitation (a place to live) or as a temporary refuge (a place of protection).