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Deadly Spiders, Ranked By How Deadly Their Venom Is (Or Could Be)

Updated 9 Apr 2020 68.6k views9 items

We share this planet with some pretty scary spiders - from massive, hairy tarantulas, to the infamous black widow. As terrifying as some of them are, the vast majority of spider species are actually not poisonous. And contrary to popular belief, many that are considered venomous won't cause significant harm to humans. 

There are many spiders that are simply misunderstood- species such as the Huntsman, which is large and hairy but very calm and non-venomous. However, there are a handful of spiders from around the world that you would most definitely want to avoid if you happen to come across them. 

Can spider venom kill you? The answer is yes, absolutely - there are antivenoms for most species, but the side effects and pain can still potentially land people in the hospital. These are the most venomous spiders ranked by how deadly their venom is, or could be - based upon an analysis of their venom - if they bit someone.  

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