Deadly Spiders Spark Fear, Death in India

Mysterious thumb-sized spiders rampage through northeast India leaving two dead and several others with painfully swollen bites.

“It looks like a new species. We haven’t been able to identify it,” said ecologist L.R. Saikia of India’s Dibrugarh University in the Associated Press.

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Image: Strdel/AFP/Getty Images - Professor Ratul Rajkhowa of the Department of Zoology of Cotton College holds a dead spider that was the alleged species that killed two people in the northeastern Indian state of Assam on June 4, 2012.

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    wow thats scary
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    Holy Fuck. This is horrifying but also ridiculously cool.
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    No. Nope. No okay. Do not want.
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