Last week, a store manager at a Whole Foods in Tulsa, Okla., was surprised—to say the least—to find a large brown spider lurking in a bunch of bananas. The spider was initially identified as a Brazilian wandering spider, a menacing-looking creature with furry fangs and legs as long as five ...
Also called the Banana Spider, this species is both aggressive and extremely venomous. Although called a Brazilian spider, there are a variety of species found in forests in countries such as Costa Rica, Argentina, Columbia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay.
Scorpions are feared by many humans, and the Deathstalker is probably one of the most dangerous types. Found in the Middle East and North Africa, although its venom would be highly dangerous and extremely painful, it would not kill a healthy human being.
Spiders hold a strange fascination, from tiny red money spiders to giant tarantulas and deadly Black Widows. The UK had an outbreak of false widow spiders in early 2014 - and warm weather led to extra large house spiders being spotted around Britain in the autumn.
Fatalities, Bites, Webs, and Natural History. By Anders Nielsen, Ph.d.. Venomous spiders may not be as big of a threat as many people believe. Antivenin against spider bites has become very effective, and it is rare that people actually die from a spider bite.