Sometimes, it can seem that a fear of spiders is just a part of being human. It’s kind of ridiculous, though, when you think about it: we’re exponentially bigger, and, all things considered, demonstrably more dangerous!
Some people are lucky enough to live in areas where the majority of spiders aren’t much of a threat to humans, but for many folks around the world, they can present a very real problem. In fact, they can be downright deadly, and even if they don’t attack humans, they can still be nightmares for the creatures that they prey upon.
Take the Queensland golden silk orb-weaver, for example, which can be found in no fewer than four continents. All things considered, they’re unlikely to hurt any people, but just watching them feed upon their victims is enough to scare anyone!
They’re also known as giant wood spiders and banana spiders.
Fun fact: the female spiders in this species are significantly larger than the males.
Golden silk orb weavers are named for their yellow webs, which they use to trap prey.
These kinds of spiders are found in warmer parts of the world, particularly Australia, though humans don’t have much to worry about. Still, you’d be forgiven for wanting to avoid them!
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