Nature

The bird eating spider is found in northern South America. (Photo: Needpix.com/Michael Stirling)

Theraphosa blondi: The Bird Eating Spider

The bird eating spider, also known as the Goliath birdeater, is the largest spider on the planet. Despite its name, however, it rarely preys on birds, preferring small rodents, amphibians, and insects instead.

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