The enormous Goliath spider is enough to send a chill down the spine of the bravest and why not, it measures as big as a puppy. With hairy legs and a chilling hiss, the Goliath Spider has fangs which can crack the skull of a rodent with one stroke. It has a special defense mechanism which will keep the most adventurous predators from crossing its path let alone cross swords with it. It has a very unpredictable temperament; the female is known to kill its paramour after the nuptials to collect proteins which will see it through during its pregnancy.
With a leg span nearing a foot wide it is one of the biggest spider on this planet. The discovery of the Goliath Spider deep in the Amazon led many to wonder how much surprises Mother Nature has hidden in its bosom. Many wonder if there are spiders even bigger, perhaps the size of a goat or a dog.
Goliath Spider was first mentioned in 1803 and has a leg span of a foot. It can weigh as much as a puppy according to a blog which has been posted by Harvard entomologist and photographer Piotr Naskrecki, who spotted the spider underfoot during a nighttime walk through a rainforest in Guyana.
Dr. Naskrecki writes, “It is also likely the only spider in the world that makes noise as it walks, due to the hardened tips and claws that produce a very distinct, clicking sound, not unlike that of a horse’s hooves hitting the ground.”
The spider is fit to be a species in a horror film with its clawing, thrumming skitter. However there is not much to worry since it is a denizen of the deepest Amazon rainforest and its poison is also not life threatening. Also there is no need to be worried about the spider mutating into something as big a s a house. Spiders are members of Arthropods which do not have strong endoskeletons so a spider of that size will collapse under its own weight. Also Arthropods are known to breathe through their skin and with the oxygen concentration at 21% on Earth it probably will not be able to survive on this planet. So leave the hollywood directors to make those blood curdlings flicks , you and me can go to bed without fear of any nightmares.