How to be arachnophobic in South America?
February 21, 2010 9:50 PM Subscribe
What should I know (I'm arachnophobic) about the fauna of South America before taking my first trip to the continent?
posted by barbudo to Pets & Animals (3 answers total)
I'm planning a vacation right now: to spend the winter months of 2010 (June-August) in Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia.
Today I found out about the Brazilian Wandering Spider... And I happen to be deathly afraid of spiders. How likely am I to encounter one of these? How deadly are they, really? Where do they like to hang out? Basically, I'd just like to know everything relevant about this sucker because for some reason, this particular thing is making me really nervous about this trip. I know it's completely irrational but please, humor me.