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Scientists have found the first-ever fossil of a spider attack.

Eatus interruptus

Scientists have found the first-ever fossil of a spider attack.

They found it in Myanmar, it's 100 million years old. While giant dinosaurs were walking the Earth, this little wasp is caught in a spider's web ... the wasp is watching the spider just as it's about to be attacked .. but at that moment, tree resin flows over the scene and trapas the two forever in sticky amber.

I look at this photo and see eternal victory for the wasp, like -- "hah, you missed me spider!"

But Oregon State zoology professor George Poinar says, 'This was the wasp’s worst nightmare, and it never ended."

Bill Radke, KIRO Radio Anchor
Bill Radke is host of Seattle's Morning News on KIRO Radio (weekdays 5-9) and has been known to sing hits from sensitive singer-songwriters of the 1970s in the newsroom.
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About Bill Radke
Bill is co-host of Seattle's Morning news, 5-9, on 97.3 KIRO FM. Bill is well known in the Northwest as a journalist, author, comedian, and talk show host. Radke started his career at KIRO as an intern in 1983. He recently returned home from Los Angeles.

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