This spider is the size of a tiny puppy

    This is the South American Goliath birdeater and the world largest spider.  With a leg span that can reach about a foot in length, and a body weight of up to 6 oz, this rainforest large arachnid is about the size of a small puppy.

    The bird eater sports fangs that can be as long as two inches.

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    Although poisonous, its poison is not deadly toward humans.

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    But despite its frightening appearance, these giant is almost harmless to humans.

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    The birdeater does really go after birds as the main prey, in fact, the chances of killing a bird are small. It mainly hunts at night and it prefers to eat earthworms.

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