Colossal Spider As Big As A Dog Found In South America- Nope

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Colossal Spider As Big As A Dog Found In South America- Nope
by Tristan Rayner
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Source: techly.com.au
Piotr Naskrecki, an entomologist and photographer at Harvard University's Museum of Comparative Zoology, was deep in the Guyana jungle on a night-time walk. He heard something, switched his torch on, and spotted a giant spider the size of a small dog.  Surprisingly, he didn't run away screaming instead, he investigated. Because hes a perfectly sane, rational person.

Naskrecki said on his blog about the encounter: "I could clearly hear its hard feet hitting the ground and dry leaves crumbling under its weight."

I pressed the switch and pointed the light at the source of the sound, expecting to see a small mammal, a possum, a rat maybe. And at first this is what I thought I saw a big, hairy animal, the size of a rodent.

"But something wasn't right, and for a split second the atavistic part of my brain sent a ping of regret that I didn't bring any companion with me on this particular night walk."

Naskrecki had stumbled on a rare, almost mythical creature the enormous South American Goliath birdeater (Theraphosa blondi), the largest spider in the world, and probably the most terrifying. It has a leg span of more than 30 centimetres (around 12 frightening inches).

The spider is likely to send most people into a terror, but fortunately, its virtually harmless to humans Naskrecki saying a chicken would do more harm in comparison. Except chickens are fluffy birds and this is a gigantic spider that rubs its legs together to send its hairs into your eyes. Seriously. (Naskrecki thought it was cute! Again, we question his sanity.)

Look, despite the 'birdeater' name and our jokes, apparently it mainly eats jungle earthworms. Which are nutritious, a fact which small children have known since forever.

Perhaps Hagrids 'friend' Aragog from Hogwart's forest was based on real-life. Terrifying real life. Were off to leave the light on at all times and good luck enjoying the photos below!

(Nasrecki is also selling prints, for that special someone in your life.)






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