Not so Itsy-Bitsy

This is a Nephila pilipes, also known as the Giant Wood Spider. Their body size can be up to two inches (if it’s a female)…With those long legs, they look even more gigantic.

Now, I witnessed my uncle walk into two webs with THREE of these spiders on them. You would’ve thought we’d see them right away, but they blend in so well sometimes. My poor uncle who didn’t see it ended up covered in the webs (not the spiders’ thank goodness) and ran around screaming, “Get it off, get it off!” I felt terrible for laughing. It’s just that he ran around swinging his arms around and smacking himself; it reminded me of the meme: That moment you walk through a spider-web and suddenly become a karate master.



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