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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments



Sup Travellers?! Without any statistical proof to back me up I think I can safely conclude that more than 70% of the world's population are afraid of spiders.

My claim can be strengthened by the fact that there is a spider out there that's the size of a puppy. A PUPPY!!! Puppies aren't very big in relation to dogs but a spider the size of a puppy is a friggin GIANT!!! 

The puppy-sized spider is called the South American Goliath birdeater. This furry critter is the size of a puppy, and thanks to hard claws on the tips of its foot-long legs, it makes a horrifying clicking sound when it scampers through the forest.

Harvard etymologist Piotr Naskrecki recently spotted a Goliath birdeater in Guyana while hunting for katydids. He saw something which he thought was a possum at first but after closer investigation of the fine specimen he found himself face to face with the Goliath.

"Every time I got too close to the birdeater it would do three things. First, the spider would start rubbing its hind legs against the hairy abdomen. "Oh, how cute!", I thought when I first saw this adorable behavior, until a cloud of urticating hair hit my eyeballs, and made me itch and cry for several days," Naskrecki said. "If that wasn't enough, the arachnid would rear its front legs and open its enormous fangs, capable of puncturing a mouse's skull, and tried to jab me with the pointy implements."

Enjoy the nightmares folks [LOL]. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.