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The goliath birdeater is a member of the tarantula family of spiders. They are native to rain forests of northern South America. They are considered to be the largest spider in the world, with a leg span of 12 inches. These spiders mostly live in burrows they dig in the ground, or abandoned burrows dug by other animals. Despite their name, the goliath birdeaters mostly eat insects. They will occasionally eat small mammals, rodents, reptiles or birds that come too close to their burrow. They got their name from early explorers that saw the spider eating a hummingbird. Play the following videos to learn more about the goliath birdeater.

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