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spiderhouseSome people just do not learn. There has been this picture circulating on the internet about this huge spider that is said to eat dogs and other small animals.  There has been this photo of what is being called an Angolan Witch spider that is the size of a small house. A quote on Facebook where this thing is showing up states “they migrated from South America. they primarily eat dogs and cats In Texas this abnormally large spider was found on the side of this home..”

There is, of course, no such spider. A small amount of research of GENUINE sources brings out the true story of this little hoax. This is actually a Wolf spider. An artist by the name of Paul Santa Maria created the fake image using a photo of the wolf spider which is much smaller.


This is yet another reason to question the motives of those that will post certain content and then tout it as genuine. The content can be things like the image in this article to twitter accounts and posts, videos, audio clips, direct messages, e-mails and other content purported to have been created by an individual or group. While most of the time, these items are harmless hoaxes, some content can be of such a serious nature that people’s safety and security can be put at risk by what some of the creators of the counterfeit material accuse their target of.

So the lesson to be learned here is that when you see something claiming someone committed a crime or said something of a serious or immoral nature, consider carefully what you choose to believe.

Do not allow yourself to be played for a fool.

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