South American nightmare: the Giant Bird Eating Tarantula is the size of a puppy is discovered.

It shoots its hair (urticulating bristles, to be exact), can pierce a mouse’s skull, and can grow foot-long legs; Entomologist Piotr Naskrecki ( has discovered a new source of material for horror flicks out in Guyana: the Theraphosa blondi – or Goliath Bird Eating Tarantula.

Here is a link to the horror spoof video with a puppy in a spider costume:

See the picture below and the full story on WSB-TV here:

Via Wikimedia Commons, here is the Giant Birdeating Spider.Theraphosa_blondi_1

When will these finally make it to the United States?  Given Hollywood’s depictions of how spiders come across our borders, you might want to double-check any produce bins before reach for anything… sweet dreams! 😀



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