Scientists discover bizarre tarantula with a soft HORN protruding from the back of its head

A new species of tarantula discovered in Angola is quite unlike anything scientists have seen before.

The unusual creature boasts a long, backward-facing horn that juts from its head – and, unlike other so-called unicorn spiders, the Angola species’ protuberance is completely soft.

Researchers say the new tarantula belongs to a group known as the horned baboon spiders, though the purpose of its strange horn is so far still a mystery.