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Just look at our new house guest.  A Rain spider.

I know it’s big and looks scary but it is totally harmless. LOL okay I must be honest I don’t know if I would be calm if it walks over my hand in the dark. It might get some flying lessons and my blood pressure may hit the roof…

I wonder if he or she is afraid of us too?

Here are some more information on the Rain Spider I got it from a site called  Africa’s Most Dangerous Spiders

“The Rain spider is brown, enormous and by default somewhat terrifying. It could give you a heart attack if you’re scared of spiders, but technically they’re quite harmless. Their legs can span more than 3 inches and are hairy to boot. Their bodies are smooth and plump. While they can bite, their venom is relatively weak and a human will recover in a matter of days. The females will get very aggressive while defending their eggs. Rain Spiders hunt at night and sleep during the day. They’re called Rain Spiders in Southern Africa because they tend to be more active just before and after it rains. In South Africa it’s very common to have these spiders move into your home just before the summer rains.”

Rain Spider, Kraaifontein, South Africa
Rain Spider Black & White
Rain Spider