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7 of the scariest spiders in existence


Spiders have an image problem. Though most are relatively harmless, the eight-legged creatures have the dubious distinction of being among the most feared critters on the planet. A recently discovered species of daddy longlegs, with creepily sprawling legs 13 inches in length, isn’t helping matters. That said, this guy is hardly the only spider that gives people the heebie-jeebies.

In the spirit of Halloween, here’s an introduction to him and six more hair-raising arachnids.

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