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New appreciation for creature comforts

We had not heard of the Brazilian wandering spider before an article in The Wall Street Journal helpfully listed it as one of several creatures visitors to Brazil for the World Cup might encounter.

The Journal reported that the spider can be the size of a dinner plate; other sources put its legspan at five inches. It is called the wandering spider because it doesn’t make webs but rather roams through the jungle at night in search of prey. During the day, it finds places to hide, like in people’s houses or cars. Everyone seems to agree that the wandering spider’s venom is the most toxic on earth.

Perhaps you haven’t heard, either, of Ilha de Queimada Grande, an island off the coast of Sao Paolo, which is infested with golden lancehead vipers, snakes with venom that can melt human flesh, according to Fox News.

According to Fox, the island is also a home to the wandering spider. Understandably, no humans live there. At least for long.

And you were complaining about living in Fort Wayne just because of the winter weather?