Scientist Discovers Amazonian Spider The Size Of A Puppy
A scientist trekking through the Amazon rainforest made an enourmous discovery when he came accross on a spider ‘the size of a puppy’.
Piotr Naskrecki, the entomologist who made the discovery, said he heard the beast’s footsteps before he even saw it.
‘I could clearly hear its hard feet hitting the ground and dry leaves crumbling under its weight,’ Mr Naskrecki wrote in his blog.
The spider has a leg span of almost a foot and weighs up to 170g, similar to the weight of a young puppy.
‘The Goliath birdeater is probably the only spider in the world that makes noise as it walks.
‘Its feet have hardened tips and claws that produce a very distinct, clicking sound, not unlike that of a horse’s hooves hitting the ground.’
We can count ourselves lucky in the UK, this puts our recent spider invasion into perspective.