There were times when the giant spiders fell in Europe and in particular in Leningrad, a very peculiar way - with imported from tropical countries with valuable species of trees. Tropical spider ptitseyad. And what the spider should be regarded as the largest in our country? Without a doubt, the tarantula - a poisonous spider the size of the body of 3,5-4 cm, ie, is not so much different from the tropical giants... Tarantula bite is deadly to insects and according to some estimates for small rodents and small birds. the bite of the tarantula does not represent a serious danger to human, however painful, resembling a wasp sting or bees, and causes swelling of the bitten place. Sam spider does not attack humans and bites only being disturbed. Tarantula is widely distributed in the southern part of the country - in the Ukraine, in the steppe part of Crimea, in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. One kind (all we know 9 species) penetrates to the north to the Tula region and sometimes even to the Perm region and Karelia. Personally, the author met a tarantula in the Mordovian ASSR.