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Deadly and Massive 'Megaspider' Found in Australia

Photo: The Australian Reptile Park

What has eight legs and fangs powerful enough to bite through a human fingernail? "Megaspider," an enormous funnel-web spider that was recently found in Australia.

The gigantic spider was captured by an anonymous person in Australia and left at a drop-off site for the Australian Reptile Park. The park collects spiders so their venom can be harvested to produce antivenom.

Officials said that the newest addition was the biggest they have ever seen, with a body measuring nearly two inches. The spider has fangs that are 0.8 inches long.

The park is asking the public to help them locate other giant spiders due to the large amount of venom they are capable of producing.


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