Tarantula (Acanthoscurria ferina) | Framed
Harmless to humans these large hairy spiders belong to the Theraphosidae family which comprises over 900 species. Living in burrows they mainly devour small insects. Some of the larger tarantulas haave been known to kill large mice, birds, lizards and small snakes. They can only injest food in a liquid form and usually coat the prey with digestive juices that liquefy to make them palatable.