Piotr Naskrecki was taking a nighttime walk in a rainforest in Guyana, when he heard rustling as if something were creeping underfoot.
Known as the South American Goliath birdeater (Theraphosa (170 grams) — about as much as a young puppy, the scientist wrote on The spider hunts in leaf litter on the ground at night, so the chances of it encountering a bird are very small, he said. NEWS: Puppy - Sized Spider Romps In Rainforest.
Piotr Naskrecki was taking a nighttime walk in a rainforest in Guyana, when he heard Goliath Encounter: Puppy - Sized Spider Surprises Scientist in Rainforest. news peoplesnote.org Published: October 20, 2014 PM CDT.
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At first, the scientist thought the behavior was "cute," he said, but then he realized the spider was sending out a cloud of hairs with microscopic barbs on them. Original article on Live Science. From the archives: Lost in the Bermuda Triangle. The birdeater's enormous size is evident from the sounds it makes. The huntsman is neck and neck, or leg and leg, with the Goliath bird-eater for the title of biggest spider, by leg-span in sheer body mass, though, the Goliath is more like an offensive lineman, while this spider is a lanky cornerback. Just four years ago it took home an award from the Guinness World Record people for the title of "most venomous" spider. However, if it found a nest, it could easily kill the parents and the chicks, he said, adding that the spider species has also been known to puncture and drink bird eggs. Bridge CCTV shows a drifter losing control of his vehicle and falls off an overpass. Goliath Encounter: Puppy-Sized Spider Surprises Scientist in Rainforest. Known as the South American Goliath birdeater, this colossal arachnid is the world's largest spider. DECLINE OF THE DOLLAR.