Giant Spider Believed to Be a Relative of the Dinosaurs Found In Mexico

Cole Damon October 27th 2017 Science
With Halloween just around the corner, things couldn't have had gone worse than this. A team of scientists roaming around in Mexico have found out a new species of spiders that was previously thought to be extinct. The cave dweller looks extremely dangerous and has the kind of fangs that you see in nightmares. The news has caught homeowners in frenzy as they lock all bathroom doors to keep this giant monster outside their homes.
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The Sierra Cacachillas
The spider, which has now been given a name as scary as its appearance, was the largest that has ever been sighted. Its roots seem to come from dinosaurs and its fangs are extremely scary for all people seeing them for the first time.
The Biggest They Have Seen
Spider experts from all across the world have commented on this viral news and have mentioned that even after making a living out of collecting spiders; this is the largest beast that they have seen. Some even proclaimed that the spider was believed to have been extinct.
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Existed for Hundreds of Years
Although scientists have just got to know about the spider, they did mention that the species has existed for hundreds of years and that they just didn't know about its existence. How many else such species do we have in our planet?
The Impressive Size
Although, the spider does look daunting and really ferocious, one cannot stop themselves from wondering at its size. The size is just impressive and measures as much as a softball. Imagine playing softball with the spider. Now that is how big it is.
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It lives in Dark Caves
Before spilling the beans on its size and prey, scientists clarified that the spiders loves living in Dark spaces, which is why it had never been identified before. It loves living in caves and dark spots that offer seclusion from the cruel world.
Dark Spaces in Your Home
Although, they prefer dark and humid places, nothing can stop these spiders from coming to your homes in the night through the drainage or any other entrance. If you turn your nights off during the night, you can be host to these guests.
Turn the Lights On
Homeowners have done the math behind opportunity cost and have eventually reached the conclusion that all electricity expenses incurred in turning their lights on during the night are nothing compared to the fear of seeing this beast in their home.
Many New Species
Scientists mentioned that new species of spiders are discovered on a regular basis, but the concern regarding the cacachilensis has grown because of its humongous size. The body proportions are just crazy and have freaked many viewers who were left shocked.
Not Poisonous
The only good thing to come out of this news was that the spider is not poisonous and does not pose any distinctive threat to humans in this regard. Humans have slowly started coming out of their zones after this realization and are now breathing a sigh of relief.
Sharp, Sharp Fangs!
Although, we do know that it is not poisonous, the cacachilensis has sharp fangs that are extremely powerful and come in handy in catching its prey. It is related to the tarantulas, but its brute force gives it a slight upper hand.
Discovered in La Paz
The spider was discovered in the city of La Paz and the findings were hidden for a few days. Scientists feared that the news would make public outburst and might speed up Trumps aims to make a wall. No spiders should be allowed to come through, please!
Found the Nest
The discoverers that had stumbled across the spiders were generally intrigued with their presence. They started searching for them after finding one and soon found a nest in an old abandoned mine. Imagine the number of these beasts you'd get to see in their nest.
One of them Bit Me
One of the researchers, with a couple of huge balls, narrated that the spiders were generally aggressive and that a particularly aggressive one within the lot also came to bit him. He said that it was painful, but the pain soon disappeared after a while.
2 to 5 Million Undiscovered Species
Scientists have made claims after the occurrence that there are at least 2 to 5 million species of spiders and insects that are still undetected and do not have given names. There might be a 10 feet spider under your bed and you might not even know what to call it.
Cousin to the Most Toxic Spider
While the cacachilensis has itself been proclaimed as not dangerous for humans, it is also been found out to be cousins with the Brazilian Wandering Spider, which is the most toxic spider in the planet. That's about it from spiders for today.

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