Parachute spiders in Georgia will not hurt you, probably

I, for one, welcome our invading parachuting spider overlords:

The population of non-native Joro spiders has exploded in Georgia and entomologists expect huge numbers of the strikingly-colorful arachnids, each approximately the size of your palm, to parachute across the East Coast. According to new research, the spiders (Trichonephila clavata) adapt to colder weather and can travel distances up to 100 miles on gusts of wind. The invasive species arrived in the US from Japan around a decade ago, probably on cargo ships. The good news? They won’t hurt you.

(Via BoInG bOiNg)

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