The animal of the day is the Goliath Birdeater Tarantula. (Did you know: I actually like spiders (I try not to kill them in my house unless there’s a screaming woman demanding death.
But oh hells no, dude, you are too big [shoot on site].
Though named the bird eating spider, it actually rarely eats full grown adult birds, and when it does, it’s more likely a small bird like a hummingbird or a baby bird.
Native to South America, this spider is part of the local cuisine, prepared by singeing off the urticating hairs and roasting it in banana leaves.