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    Default For Your Nightmares: Tarantula, the Size of A Human Face, Has Been Discovered.



    Sleep Tight: Venomous Tarantula the Size of a Human Face Found in Sri Lanka
    Neetzan Zimmerman

    Just when you thought spiders couldn't possibly get any worse, along comes Poecilotheria rajaei.
    The newly discovered tarantula is described as being the size of a human face, with "beautiful, ornate markings" on its legs which can span up to 8 inches across.
    Though venomous, the so-called "tiger spider" is not known to be lethal to humans, which is a fairly small comfort to the people of Northern Sri Lanka, particularly patients at a local hospital, where at least one of these eight-legged freaks was found.


    Though some arachnologists expressed doubt that a wholly new species had been discovered, British Tarantula Society journal editor Peter Kirk said the spider "has enough significant differences to separate it from the other species."
    Ranil Nanayakkara, the scientist who first documented the face-sized spider's existence, did note that the Poecilotheria rajaei is hard to stumble across — though that might soon change.
    "They prefer well-established old trees," he is quoted as saying, "but due to deforestation the number have dwindled and due to lack of suitable habitat they enter old buildings."
    End. Deforestation. NOW.



    [H/T: Breaking News, top photo via Shutterstock, bottom photo via British Tarantula Society/Ranil Nanayakkara]

    http://gawker.com/5993601/sleep-tigh...d-in-sri-lanka



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluebonnet View Post


    Sleep Tight: Venomous Tarantula the Size of a Human Face Found in Sri Lanka



    Just kill me now.

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    *​marks Sri Lanka off list of places to visit...sorry Duran Duran*

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    Did we HAVE to have a picture???
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    Somewhere, Jezi just passed out in delight.
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    what the FUCK have we said about the motherfucking spider pics? THERE ARE TOO MANY MOTHERFUCKING SPIDERS ON THIS MOTHERFUCKING WEBSITE (sorry my inner Samuel came out)
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    Where IS Jezi?
    She's probably in Sri Lanka.
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    I thought the Orb Weaver from Australia was a bigguns. Kill em all with FIRE!!!!

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