VOTD: Worst Spider Bite Ever SEEN!

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scared of spiders?… This won’t help.

Where’s John Goodman when you need him??

You’ve been warned – now WATCH!

Told ya!

DEADLY SPIDER BITE FUN FACTS~

  • Most spiders are harmless; the two exceptions in the U.S. are the black widow and brown recluse spiders.
  • Spider bites are actually rare occurrences, and most presumed cases of spider bites are likely due to another condition that mimics the symptoms of a spider bite.
  • Bites from most (non-poisonous) spiders cause local redness, irritation, and pain that usually can be treated at home.

NOT-SO-DEADLY SPIDER BITE FUN FACTS~

  • Spiders are arachnids, not insects.
  • Other members of the arachnid family include scorpions, mites, ticks and harvestmen.
  • Spiders have 8 legs while insects have 6.
  • Spiders don’t have antennae while insects do.
  • Spiders are found on every continent of the world except Antarctica.
  • There are around 40000 different species of spider.
  • Most spiders make silk which they use to create spider webs and capture prey.
  • Abandoned spider webs are called cobwebs.
  • Most spiders are harmless to humans but a few spider species, such as the black widow, can bite humans and inject venom. Deaths from spider bites are rare however.
  • An abnormal fear of spiders is called ‘arachnophobia’.
  • Tarantulas are large and often hairy spiders, the biggest species have been known to kill mice, lizards and birds.
  • Most tarantula species pose no threat to humans.
  • The largest specie of tarantula is the Goliath Birdeater.
  • Giant Huntsman spiders have leg-spans of around 30cm (12 in).

I say step on them just to be safe… if you have shoes on..

 

 

 

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