Puppy-sized spider surprises scientist in rainforest

A man came across a giant spider in a Guyana rainforest and it's the size of a puppy dog!

The encounter happened at night.  After he turned on his flashlight, the South American Goliath Birdeater -- the world's largest spider was seen. 

The spider's leg span can reach up to 12 inches.  It's body is the size of a large fist.  It also has prickly, barbed hairs and 2-inch fangs that it uses as a defense mechanism.

Although the spider's bite is venomous, it's not deadly to humans, but it would still be extremely painful.

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