Amazonas: Tarantulas

Whether it’s hiking or boating at night in the Amazon, you are likely to run into giant tarantula spiders. Not for the faint-hearted, this is better then the “Arachnophobia” movie. The massive hairy spiders hide in their ground holes at hunt from wood stumps or even hang from tree brunches above you. In fact, on one of the nights spotting rides the boat bumped into a trunk of the tree and a tarantula twice as large as my palm almost fell onto my face! All tarantulas are predators and all of them are venomous, though rarely lethal to humans