The world around us is filled with some pretty scary things. It’s easy to get comfortable with our lives and forget that we are not alone on this Earth. There are billions of different species of animals and insects out there that live with us, but not always in harmony. Some of these other organisms can become predators and put us in danger – other times we just think we’re in danger. Nevertheless, nothing seems to do this more than spider, but not just any spiders – I’m talking about big spiders.
Spiders in general seem to freak anyone out no matter how mentally fearless they are, but nothing does this more than the biggest spiders in the world. First let’s start with the Brazilian wandering spider. These beasts are one of the most feared spiders on Earth because the aren’t just one of the biggest at 6-inches long, but they have some of the most deadly venom out of all spiders. Their venom is even known to kill humans if it goes untreated, so it’s safe to say that these monsters should be avoided at all costs.
The huntsman spider is species of spider that has terrified people all over the world. While they are native to Asia, they have been spotted in Southern tropical states in the US – most likely be catching a ride through imported bananas. The huntsman spider is, as you might have guessed, excellent at stalking prey. They can climb sideways up smooth surfaces without a problem, and are insanely fast despite being nearly a foot long in length.
Last but not least is the infamous Goliath bird-eating tarantula. The Goliath is the largest known spider that can reach up to one foot in body length! They spiders are bulky, powerful, and yes, they even consume birds. While their bite won’t kill you, it can cause excruciating pain! But even though this beast is one of the most terrifying animals on the planet, don’t forget that you probably scare it much more! After all, you’re just one stomp away from completely obliterating it while its bite will only temporarily injure you.