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bird spider

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(Animals) any large hairy predatory bird-eating spider of the family Aviculariidae, of tropical America
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It contains a tarantula known as the Goliath Birdeater (Theraphosa blondi).
There are 50 species, including a mighty Burgundy Goliath Birdeater.
Take the soup platesized Goliath birdeater of Indonesia, for example - a spider so gag-inducingly ginormous as to make even the most ardent nature lovers want to perform a panicked Riverdance on its head in a pair of size nine DMs.
There, you probably gazed with fascination at the world's largest spider, the Goliath Birdeater, and the 2.
And a young girl in French Guiana, seeing the Goliath birdeater tarantula for the first time, murmurs: "Elle est belle, le monstre" - "She is beautiful, the monster.
But with a variety of frogs and tarantulas for sale Saturday at the Fairplex in Pomona, including a $125 Goliath Birdeater that can grow up to 1 foot long, making it the largest spider in the world, he simply explains his line of work.
The Goliath Birdeater is the world's largest spider, with a 12-inch (30cms) leg span.