Nightmare Fuel: Guy Feeding His Giant, Venomous Tarantula

September 15, 2017

This is a video of Youtuber Poeci 1 feeding Big Mama (he should have named it Aragog or Charlotte), his 15-year old Indian ornamental tree spider (Poecilotheria regalis). The tarantula has a legspan of over seven inches and a bite that is "medically significant", causing intense pain, although human death is unlikely. Well that's a relief. The way it attacks its prey in the video is pretty intense, and probably not for the squeamish. That's the thing about pet ownership -- you have to know what you're getting yourself into, and be willing to provide the proper care. Like if you get a cat, you better be cool regularly cleaning a litterbox. Or, if you get an Indian ornamental tree spider, you have be okay being absolutely terrified every time you need to feed it.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Joseph A, who agrees Hagrid's hands look surprisingly small in this video.

  • Chaz Gomez

    This isn't nightmare fuel... if he was feeding it by hand and it was crawling on him... that would be awful to see...

  • Munihausen

    Aggressive variety of tarantula with a nasty bite. Pretty, though - seems to be how it usually goes in the animal kingdom.

  • Jimbo Lawless

    I would have called it Shelob.

  • MustacheHam

    It's a beautiful creature, ah I love spooders of all kind.

  • Dao

    Yuck, eight-legged merchant of death, KILL IT WITH FIRE

  • Jenness

    I was more terrified of the bug....gahhhhhhh Spiders are fine by me if they eat the roaches though the venomous part is still terrifying

  • GeneralDisorder

    Man, am I glad spiders are so small compared to people.

    Even the Goliath Bird Eater is pretty small.

    Granted, I'd hate to live where they live and I'd rather inject myself with a lot of undesirable substances than have one as a pet.

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    Why does a spider have a lifespan longer than my dog's?

  • MaidoMaido

    try feeding your dog more cockroaches, maybe he will live longer

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    Also, that reminded me of this:

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