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I've found a skeleton riding a spider in my world, could it be a hidden monster ?

It was very bugging jumping up and down from the spider when the spider died quickly from another monster around.

Any explanation ?

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See one in action – Pureferret Jan 10 '12 at 13:20
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Spider jockeys have been in the game since seecret update 8 of Alpha. They are extremely rare, but not unknown or undiscovered.

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Curse everything about these. – Keaanu Oct 23 '11 at 23:30

As the answer by Dave McClelland says, its a spider jockey. A spider Jockey possesses the power to climb and run quickly like a spider but can shoot arrows like a skeleton, making it difficult to defeat. of all the spiders that spawn in minecraft theres only a 1% chance that it will be a spider jockey.

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