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Whether you’re a hunter, camper, or even a sports fisherman – you always have to be on the lookout for one thing: spiders. We’re not trying to give you a debilitating case of Arachnophobia here, but there are spiders out there in nature that will either seriously injure you, or worse, be the death of you. And the spiders we speak of are right here, in order from ‘watch out’ to ‘game over’. So make sure you study them well, and forever check your shoes before putting them on for these eight-legged murderers.
Get bit by the Hobo spider (aka: Tegenari agrestis), and you’ll be left with a wound that’ll rot your skin and won’t heal for weeks, even months. Some people have even had to have their limbs amputated because of the bite delivered by this nasty species of spider.
Found in the desserts of Egypt, this spider is one of the largest in the world – growing in excess of six inches! They get their name from crawling under the bellies of camels, and disemboweling them by eating away their insides. So imagine what they could do to you!
Yellow Sac Spider
Home to countries such as Australia and Canada, these spiders diminutive in size, yet fearsomely massive in bite, will inject you with cytotxin that causes necrosis of the skin.
Fringed Ornamental Tarantula
Most Tarantula bites hurt more than they poison. But the Australian Fringed Ornamental Tarantula’s bite not just hurts like a mother f*cker – but as was in the case of one man bitten by one – had to go to the emergency room with severe chest pains and muscle spasms.
You might start to notice a theme, but if you’re afraid of spiders, Australia might not be the continent for you because this mouse spider is as nasty as he looks. Find one on your person and he’ll hit you with a ‘dry bite’ – which has no venom, but will sting you for months on end.
Six-Eyed Sand Spider
Planning to go on safari in South Africa any time soon? Well it’s not the lions you need to watch out for – it’s these sand spiders. Their venom is a double whammy as it’s got both hemolytic and necrotic poison in it, which means it’ll cause your blood vessels to tighten and your flesh to rot away.
Black Widow Spider
Also known as the redback spider, this Australian spider is often considered the world’s deadliest. Although it’s got tougher competition in the venom department, their bites will incapacitate you with abdominal cramps, nausea, the sweats, intense muscle pain and spasms, essentially … expect to stay in the hospital for a couple of weeks.
Brown Recluse Spider
Found in warmer climates across the world, these spiders have earned themselves quite the online reputation as images of their bites have gone viral – literally. Get bit by one and your doctor will be confused as to whether you have a spider bite – or a flesh-eating bacteria disease.
Sydney Funnel Web Spider
Here we go again with another Australian spider that’s not to be messed with. While the Sydney Funnel Web will go to great lengths to avoid contact with humans, it will deliver a bite so nasty, that muscles spasms, vomiting, confusion, and heart palpitations are just an appetizer to the death it’s brought to many people. That’s why it’s considered the world’s second most dangerous spider.
Brazilian Wandering Spider
Well surprise surprise, the world’s most dangerous spider is not from Australia. No, he’s from Brazil. So why is he the most dangerous? Because it’s broken the Guinness world record for being the most venomous spider in the world. It’s got all the nasty side-effects mentioned before, in addition to taking (on average) 20 lives a year.