The Mystery of the Wandering Daddy Longlegs loading...
The Mystery of the Wandering Daddy Longlegs
This article was published in 2007 on National Geographic's blog Phenomena.
Wasp Vs. Tarantula, Explained By A Nine-Year-Old loading...
Wasp Vs. Tarantula, Explained By A Nine-Year-Old
The child and his family were on their way to a hike when they encountered a gruesome side of nature.
Why This Spider Has A Cartoonish Butt loading...
Why This Spider Has A Cartoonish Butt
A Pikachu-shaped abdomen may help this spider catch them all.
This Spider Isn’t From Mars—So Why Is It Named for David Bowie? loading...
This Spider Isn’t From Mars—So Why Is It Named for David Bowie?
A Beyoncé fly, a Trump moth, and more: learn why some species are named for famous figures.
About Goliath Spider

The goliath birdeater tarantula of South America is arguably the biggest spider in the world. Watch as one hapless mouse wanders into a spider's deadly trap, and see the unusual adaptations that make the goliath one of nature's deadliest ambushers.

 

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