Eww … Giant Parachuting Spiders Are Coming To Maine This Spring
This is the type of story of which your worst nightmares are made.
Joro spiders, are called "parachuting spiders" because they can use their webs in a balloon-like fashion to travel using the winds, and they are planning a coming-out party all along the east coast of the United States this spring, sometime around May or early June, and we all know that Maine is part of the east coast, so beware.
Up here in Maine, we are usually spared of such horrific things, but scientists are saying that we could expect to see webs in the coming months. Go ahead and let out a scream of terror, it’s okay. This is some cringe-worthy stuff.
The 3-inch long Joro spider first made its way to the state of Georgia and make no mistake, they have begun to head this way to slowly spread out, due to their ability to survive the cold. They're huge, have eight blue, black and yellow striped legs,
As creepy and scary as they look, the odds are in your favor to not be bit by one. Experts say that you can barely feel a parachuting spider bite, although they do contain some venom. They are not hazardous to humans, outside of a potential allergic reaction. If there is a silver lining in all of this, I suppose that would be it.
So as we head down the home stretch of spring, just know that some hairy, ugly, eight-legged friends, are coming to visit all of us.