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Piotr Naskrecki was taking a nighttime walk in a rainforest in Guyana, when he heard rustling as if something were creeping underfoot. When he turned on his flashlight, he expected to see a small mammal, such as a possum or a rat. South American Goliath birdeater. Credit: Associated Press "When I turned on the light, I couldn't quite understand what I was seeing," said Naskrecki, an entomologist and photographer at Harvard University's Museum of Comparative Zoology. A moment later, he realized he was looking not at a brown, furry mammal, but an enormous, puppy-size spider. PHOTOS: Fish-Eating Spiders Found Around the World Known as the South American Goliath birdeater (Theraphosa blondi...

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The Brazilian wandering spider is considered the world's most venomous spider. Usually found in South and Central America, these toxic arachnids recently made their way to England after hopping a ride on some imported bananas. The unwelcome guests not only failed to bring their travel visas, but they also forced a London family to vacate its home. The bite from a Brazilian wandering spider is 30 times more deadly than that of a rattlesnake. #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-580252{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-580252, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-580252{width:520px;height:383px;display:block;}...