Large spider in the cloud forest…

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Large spider in the cloud forest...

Cloud forest tarantula (Megaphobema mesomelas), Santa Elena Reserve, Monteverde, Guanacaste Province. A common spider in the premontane and lower montane forests of Costa Rica, above 1300 m.a.s.l. Even with this evil appearance, this species is easy to handle, but its sting could be painful, and its a good idea stay far from its abdomen (it has poisonous hairs that could blind your pretty eyes (“cégalo Satanás”=the most important thing the students have learned after observe Costa Rica matches in the World Cup). By other hand, this tarantula looks cute…right? (o va a llorar?)
Pura vida maes 🙂

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