Research shows venom can actually contain bacteria that infects bite wounds.
A man posted a picture of a spider to Facebook, speculating on the species. Another warned him to keep well away from it, recounting the time he was bitten.
"We do have a problem with the occasional scorpion crawling out of the sewer like a cockroach," said a Brazilian poster on Reddit.
It is not clear what species of spider was caught lurking on the Australian man's doorbell, but what ever it was, it was big.
"I do not think that the existence of synchronization in the approach to a prey has been described in any other animal," Raphael Jenson told Newsweek.
Joro spiders seem capable of surviving at lower temperatures found further north.
One viewer said it was like something out of a "literal monster movie."
The spiders are poisonous and can their bite can kill humans within minutes.
The worms have been named after Jeff Daniels, star of the seminal 1990 comedy-horror film "Arachnophobia."
"He was shut inside a plastic tub so we believe he had been abandoned in the carriage," an animal official said.
Australian snake catcher Stuart McKenzie said it was "about as close to a horror movie" as their job gets.
The viral video has divided viewers, with some concerned for the dog's safety by putting people in a fight-or-flight scenario for a prank.
Jason Miller, hired as a pipe rigger and lamp operator on the "Rust" wrap team, has been hospitalized after he was bitten by a brown recluse spider.
The spider, which can grow as large as a human palm and is identified by its yellow, black, and red coloration, is normally native to East Asia.
The Trinidad chevron tarantula, which is purported to be the type of spider in the video, are known to be cantankerous and can have an aggressive demeanor.
A woman was asked to remove her sparkly spider brooch to accommodate a colleague's arachnophobia, and this has divided opinion online.
Sherri Maddox said she thought she was "going to die" after the bite, which she suffered on a kayaking trip.
The large, colorful arachnid has spread rapidly across the state, and they look set to continue creeping into new territory.
When an animal shelter was called to come and rescue a tarantula from the roof of a house, what they actually found was a wayward Halloween decoration.
The false widow spider is Britain's most venomous spider and is often mistaken for the far more dangerous black widow.
Move over snakes and Samuel L. Jackson, now there are tarantulas on a plane as a horrifying viral TikTok clip shows.
All of the animals in question are illegal in the state of Maine and will have to be moved out of the jurisdiction.
A claim that the space agency tested drugs, including marijuana, on spiders has resurfaced on Twitter.
The woman, from Ohio, owns 111 tarantulas, and is currently incubating the baby spiders.
The 19-year-old British man was on holiday in Ibiza, Spain, when he was bitten by a crawling arachnid.
The wolf spider exhibits a high level of "maternal care" when compared to other species of arachnid.
"For people who are literally on death's door, this could be life-changing," one researcher said of working with the Australian funnel-web spiders.