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A Spider That Eats Birds Is The Least Scary Of These Bugs From Latin America

Like a good scare? Then you should book a trip to Latin America, where the insects and bugs look like something straight out of a horror movie. Here are some of the most terrifying and dangerous bugs you are guaranteed to encounter south of the border. Enjoy…

Warning: Some of these images are graphic and may not be for everybody.

1. The Botfly

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Doesn’t look THAT big, does it?

Look at how HUGE botfly larvae become.

Oh, and this thing likes to lay its larvae in living things… like people.

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And small animals like cats, squirrels, and rabbits. The larvae can potentially kill a small animal if it goes unchecked.

Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope.

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2. The Brazilian Wandering Spider

These little, eight-legged abominations are among the most poisonous spiders in the world.

They have a nasty habit of hitching rides all over the world on bananas.

Make sure you check your groceries thoroughly before purchasing.

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3. The Bullet Ant

These painful shits can grow up to 2 centimeters long.

And their name comes for the horrible pain they inflict when they sting their victim.

The pain lasts up to 24 hours and is said to feel like you have been shot.


4. The Cave Spider

Different variations of this spider are found all over the world. But the most impressive one is found in none other than Peru.

They won’t kill or hurt humans, but who wants to run face first into this?

Probably best to have a broom or chancla handy next time you’re in Lima.

Just saying. Safety first.

5. The Kissing Bug

These used to be Latin America’s problem until they decided to make their way from Mexico to Texas.

After it bites, which it does while you sleep, it takes a dump right by the wound.

When the victim scratches, the poop goes in the wound and causes Chagas disease, which can be fatal.

Oh. The disease is really hard to detect until it is almost to late.

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It’s OK, girl.

6. The Goliath Birdeater

I think the picture above says it all.

In Guyana, you may encounter one the size of a puppy. A PUPPY!

They eat birds, mice, large bugs…basically anything they can grab and shove their fangs into.

Is that something crawling up my back or am I just scared?

7. The Lonomia Obliqua

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Beautiful. Want to touch it?

Their bristles are packed with a deadly venom, so you probably don’t want to touch it.

If you are in southern Brazil, watch out. They have caused a few deaths there.

Yeah. They’re not so cute anymore, are they?

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Here’s a Breakdown of Every Type of Tía Latina That Exists


Here’s a Breakdown of Every Type of Tía Latina That Exists

These are the tías you dread seeing at family reunions…

The Glamorous One

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She’s fab and she knows it. She’s got platinum dyed hair, is obsessed with leopard print and loves pairing them with metallic leggings.

La Tía Chencha

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She’s what most call La Tía Cotorra. She never married, but is eternally hopeful that she’ll one day meet her prince charming and that’s why she spends HOURS getting ready. In the meantime, she’s the one who sits at the table holding the other tías’ purses while they get down on the dance floor with their husbands.

La Chismosa

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She spills the beans at every family party and gives updates on the latest family gossip. It doesn’t stop at family, she has no chill and fills everyone in on what’s happening with everyone from the neighborhood.

The One Who Is Overly Religious

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She always has el Jesús en la boca, asks when was the last time you confessed and carries a bible around to read her favorite verse to you.

The Party Animal

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This is self explanatory. She’s goes to literally every party she’s invited to and indulges on the free booze.

The One Who Still Acts Like She’s 23

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^^ #tiasandra

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Soy la tía chida, let’s take a selfie.

The One Who Never Married

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She might be a lesbian.

The Bougie One

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She flaunts her MK bags at every party, but we only like her because she has a pool and spoils us for Christmas.

The One Who Isn’t Really Your Tía

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But you call her Tía because she’s your mom’s bestie. #BFFGoals

The One Who Lives Far Away

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You only see her once a year on Christmas, but your mom makes you talk on the phone with her sometimes and it’s so awkward because you barely know her.

The Sweet Tía

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She always has your back no matter what and defends you from your mom from time to time. She gets you.

The One with Passive Agressive Comments

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#mexicanproblems #mexicansbelike #carmensalinas

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Ay mijita que bonito maquillaje traes casi ni se te ven las espinillas.

The One Who Never Stops Talking

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When is this story going to end???

Don’t forget to share this if you have any of these tías in your family!

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