I am writing this now from the safety of a text document. I can’t actually look at that photo. It was about 5 days ago now and the emotional scars are still pretty raw. Now, I know that when people see spiders they often like to say “It was huuuuuge!!!” but, no shit, seriously this thing was strong enough to have bitten through my shoe laces. I thought the rule was that spiders either had fat bodies and thin legs or the other way around. This thing had obviously not heard about the Law of Spiders. He was above the law, pumped up on steroids, and ready to devour any hiker that came across his path. It was terrifying. Even when I get home to England I’ll be checking to make sure he hasn’t boarded the plane to come and find me. No word of a lie – I absolutely shit myself.
I agree he was a big bugger. I was right down close to him to get this shot and shoot some video, I screamed like a little girl when he came scampering after me!