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Goliath bird-eater Spider attack position The impressive Goliath Tarantula in attack position. Unlike popular belief, they are harmless to humans, even when bitten.  Amazon,Brazil,Geotagged,Goliath bird-eater Spider,Tarantula,Theraphosa blondi,invertebrates,spider Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Goliath bird-eater Spider attack position

The impressive Goliath Tarantula in attack position. Unlike popular belief, they are harmless to humans, even when bitten.

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The Goliath bird-eater Spider is an arachnid belonging to the tarantula group, Theraphosidae. It is considered to be the second largest spider in the world , and it may be the largest by mass. The spider gets its name from reports of explorers from the Victorian era, who witnessed one eating a hummingbird.

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Uploaded Dec 27, 2011. Captured Sep 7, 2011 21:35 in R. Um, 71 - Puraquequara, Manaus - Amazonas, Brazil.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/8.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO1600
  • 105mm