So many of us are afraid of spiders and with good reason – many of them are really scary-looking and some of them are notoriously deadly. Most of us will never actually come into contact with any of the deadliest spiders; however, that doesn’t stop us from shaking with fear at the thought. For those of you who are interested in knowing which spiders are most dangerous to people, we have collected 7 of them. Some of them might seem pretty benign, but don’t be fooled – one of their bites might actually kill you. If that doesn’t scare you, their pictures definitely will.
7. Six-Eyed Sand Spider
The six-eyed sand spider is found in deserts and other sandy places in Africa and South America. Also known as the six-eyed crab spider because of its flattened stance and laterigrade legs, it camouflages itself and blends into its surrounding. When it hunts, it buries itself in the sand and then ambushes its victims when they get too close.
There have only been two suspected cases of a six-eyed sand spider biting a human; however, neither has been proven. Toxicology reports have demonstrated that the spiders’ venom is particularly potent. In experiments, the venom from its bite was shown to be fatal to rabbits within 5 to 12 hours.