You'll know there's a spider in the area when you hear its signature hissing sound. By that point it is likely heading in your direction, so it's best to be on your guard unless you're already sitting in a secure location. Once you see their glowing red eyes, it's usually too late to avoid a battle. Spiders attack by jumping at you, and presumably biting with fangs that you'll have to use your imagination to see.
What makes spiders a huge threat when compared with a zombie or Creeper is their ability to climb. These persistent buggers can scale almost anything in order to reach their prey. Whereas a fence or short wall with stop a zombie in its tracks, a spider considers these to be only small speed-bumps on the path to an easy meal. I can't count how many times I had been strolling at nighttime through my supposedly secure town, only to be ambushed by a spider that climbed over a perimeter wall and dropped 20 feet straight down in order to pursue me. So when I said to be sitting in a secure location, that location better be fully enclosed.
|Sometimes there's just no escape.|
Do you guys consider spiders to be a relentless and annoying enemy? Or do you welcome the battles with these lego-ish arachnids?