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Gross! The World’s Most Dangerous Spiders

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When I was a little girl, nothing creeped me out more than those long and crawling legs from spiders. The fact that they can jump and make webs that you often can’t see until they are in your face. Multiple eyes packed together. And what I called “big butts.” I used to run away screaming and crying when my brother’s would tease me with them. Spiders still give me shivers.

What’s worse than being near a spider? Knowing that some of them are extremely poisonous and deadly. These little (or sometimes huge) creatures can pack a real punch when it comes to defending themselves. Check out eleven of the worst spiders there are.

wolf spider with eggs

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You’re about to get the heebie jeebies!

Brown recluse

brown recluse spider

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These infamous baddies are rarely aggressive. That’s the only good news. These spiders usually bite only when pressed against the skin, like when they are hiding out in your clothes. While most bites aren’t that serious, some can experience necrosis (your flesh being “eaten”). Other symptoms include nausea, vomiting, fever, rashes, and muscle and joint pain. Occasionally the victim may develop a gross sore that can takes months to heal.

The hobo spider

hobo spider

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Most people who report the awful looking brown recluse spider are actually bitten by these hilariously named spiders. They have the unfortunate tendency to build the webs near human habitats. While some claim they cause necrosis, other researchers say there is no proof of this. However, the bite from a hobo spider isn’t deadly to humans.

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