Giant, Venomous, FLYING Spiders Spotted Across East Coast

Written by on June 5, 2024

“Giant” and “Venomous” would have been enough to keep me away. But “Flying”? All aboard the train to Nopeville.

The “hard to miss” Joro spider have been spotted all over the east coast recently. And they’re hard to miss due to their bright yellow color and 4(!) inch legs.

According to CBS News, New Jersey Pest Control warned folks earlier this year of a possible invasion of the spider. They went on to explain what makes the Joro so distinct.

“What sets them apart, however, is their ability to fly, a trait uncommon among spiders,” the company said. “While not accurate flight in the avian sense, Joro spiders utilize a technique known as ballooning, where they release silk threads into the air, allowing them to be carried by the wind.”

Although the characteristics of the Joro spider do sound scary, they don’t pose much of a threat to humans or pets.

Read the full story here.

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