Do you like spiders?
Now we have some new photos – and a video – of the largest spider we’ve ever seen.
This spider had a 4 inch footprint and it’s body was shaped like a crab shell. It didn’t have the typical extended abdomen like every other spider we’ve seen. Update (May 1, 2014): After closer examination, we noticed that this spider does, in fact, have an extended abdomen. It seems that the weird shaped head distracted us – at least that’s my argument…
When we poked it’s burrow with a stick, it came after it with two red fangs. (You can see it in the video.) I should mention that after we filmed this short clip, we just left the spider alone.
We tried to find it online, but we didn’t see anything that came close. Do you know what kind of tarantula this is?
Update (May 1, 2014): This has been identified as a Wolf Spider by the experts at WhatsThatBug.com. Large individuals may bite but they aren’t considered dangerous.
Our Very Own Red Fanged Spider (Video)
Watch on YouTube
Closeup of the Tarantula (and his four eyes)
Spider with his Burrow in the Back
The burrow was about 4″ in diameter.
What is the largest tarantula you’ve ever seen? What’s your scariest (funniest) spider story?