Well this gem was just discovered in South America. It’s the size of a puppy at about a foot long with a body the size of a large fist.
I no longer wish to live on this planet.
KILL IT WITH FIRE.
D’aww, it’s so adorable, so how long till we are breeding them and selling them in the USA as pets?
Probably not any time soon. This is a Bird-Eating Spider (a bit of a misnomer: while they CAN eat birds, and will eat them when the chance arises, they live on the ground instead of in the trees and so they don’t run across many birds).
They’re relatively harmless. Their fangs are two inches long, but the venom is only comparable to a bad beesting. Their primary method of defense is the fact they are essentially eight-legged hedgehogs, with spines that snap off and lodge in your skin. They will also shake rapidly or stroke themselves rapidly to flick these spines into the air at you if they feel threatened.
That said, big spiders are generally the most intelligent, and bird eating spiders could possibly be decent pets as long as you don’t mind the fact it won’t be very affectionate (The most affectionate spiders are probably the Mexican Red-Knee tarantulas, who will decide to sleep on you after confirming you’re not a threat. Sleeping on you is the greatest extent of spider affection).