Yikes!

Large Spider

Does anyone know what kind of spider this is? Is it poisonous? This thing was about the size of my hand (no joke). My sister said that if I take his fangs out and eat him, I can get enough protein for an entire day.

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8 thoughts on “Yikes!

  1. That is the most beautiful spider I have ever laid eyes on . Sure am glad I don’t have him at my house. God’s creativity never ceases to amaze me!

  2. the name of your pet spider is called a Golden Silk Orb-Weaver (genus Nephila) often called a Golden Orb-Weaver, Giant Wood Spider, or Banana Spider. **** The South American Banana Spider has a potentially deadly neurotoxic venom whereas The North American Spider has a much less potent venom that is nearly harmless to humans. **** info is from Wikipedia.

  3. David– thank you so much! I don’t know why I didn’t think of looking at Wikipedia.

    I’m very glad that the spider is not deadly since there were several of them hanging around the house that we are about to move into!

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