Image via Piort Naskrecki
Piotr Naskrecki was taking a walk in a rain forest in Guyana when he heard noises and rustling not to far away, (I would have had a panic attack, but enough about me) He turned on his flashlight and expected to see rat or some kind of small animal, but NO … Not even CLOSE!
Piotr, an entomologist and photographer at Harvard University’s Museum of Comparative Zoology said “When I turned on the light, I couldn’t quite understand what I was seeing,”
I mean seriously, I would have run for the hills, I am not scared of spiders at all but I do have an issue with a spider that is the SIZE OF A PUPPY!!.. yes, you read that right!
A moment later, he realized he was looking not at a brown, furry mammal, but an enormous, puppy-size spider.
Despite seeming like an eight-legged waking nightmare, Nasrecki says the Goliath birdeater is “pretty much harmless to humans.” But, should you find yourself in the Guyanese rainforest, maybe keep your distance anyway, since its fangs are “capable of puncturing a mouse’s skull.”
Its definitely the stuff nightmares are made of!!
Are you an arachnophobic? What would you have done if you saw this beast in the forest?