Entomologist Piotr Naskrecki came across a nightmare the size of a small cat while traipsing through the jungles of Guyana.
The South American Goliath birdeater spider is the largest known species of spider in the world. Its legs can span over a footand it can reach almost a pound in weight.
I’d use buckshot on it.
Piotr Naskrecki was taking a nighttime walk in a rainforest in Guyana, when he heard rustling as if something were creeping underfoot. When he turned on his flashlight, he expected to see a small mammal, such as a possum or a rat.
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“When I turned on the light, I couldn’t quite understand what I was seeing,” said Naskrecki, an entomologist and photographer at Harvard University’s Museum of Comparative Zoology.
A moment later, he realized he was looking not at a brown, furry mammal, but an enormous, puppy-size spider.