For some, the last day of October is the scariest day of the year. The state of Missouri decided to take that fear to the next level with a new warning about the most deadly spider you likely won't see - until it's too late.
It's easy to let your imagination run wild when you're alone in the woods. But, what one Missouri man saw has also been seen by others. When he saw a giant shadow, he was terrified when he realized it had eight legs.
I like to live in a state of denial especially when it comes to spiders. What I don't know can't hurt me. I realize this isn't true, but I'd rather not know about the massive spiders that love hanging out near Missouri lakes. The good news is they can't hurt any of us though.
It's a startling sight to see. Suddenly, the largest spider in Missouri that isn't seen often seems to be everywhere. That is happening right now and there's nothing to worry about. It's nature being nature.
There's a reason why I tend not to travel to the southern parts of Missouri during the late summer and early Fall months. It's because of an annual nature tradition where you'll soon see hordes of 8-legged freaks crossing the roads in that part of the Show Me State.
My dad used to tell me not to worry about tomorrow because today has enough worries. This issue is not a today thing, but boy could it become a conversation in the future. It's a mammoth invasive spider that is spreading like wildfire in the direction of Missouri, but there's not really a reason to worry even when/if it arrives.
I'm not really afraid of anything with one big exception - spiders. That's why I'm not convinced that Missouri's largest spider is truly a big ole cream puff even though the "experts" are trying to convince me it's true.
Are you tired of the latest internet best of list? I've found something interesting about a Missouri place that was recently named the 2nd safest city in the state. I think the word "safe" might be questionable as I've since learned that it's also home to just about every snake and snake imaginable. Oh, and it's got lots of possums, too.