OMG no. A spider the size of your face?
— Jen Bosier (@jenbosier) April 4, 2013
That’s right. More from Sky News:
The giant tarantula is as big as a human face.
Its legs, which have unique daffodil-yellow markings, span a massive 20cm (eight inches). The arachnid also has a distinctive pink band around its body.
The new species was found in the war-torn north of the South Asian country by scientists from Sri Lanka’s Biodiversity Education and Research (BER) organisation.
Shudder. Click the link for more pictures and to read further, if you dare.
Oh, the horror. The nightmare-inducing discovery is getting a lot of buzz, but not in the good way: In the terrified way!
— Elise Andrew (@Elise_Andrew) April 3, 2013
— Joshua C. Maguire (@STGOFMaguire) April 4, 2013
OMG they have discovered a spider in Sri Lanka the size of a human face. That is the stuff of nightmares!
— Dawn (@DawnieHardy) April 4, 2013
@Trader_Dante I properly laughed out loud at work. No one needs to see a spider the size of a human face
— Rob Wilkinson (@RobWilkinson4) April 4, 2013
@sarahbellumd Googled it. First hit: “FACE SIZED tarantula.” Nice.
— I.M. Fedup (@anthropocon) April 4, 2013
— Michael Reid PhD (@mjcreid) April 4, 2013
Uh. You say that like it’s a bad thing.
@Jano_music FACE SPIDER?!?!?! noooooo
— Andrew Bayer (@andrewbayer) April 4, 2013
Crossing Sri Lanka off my list. Newly Discovered Giant Spider is of the Nightmare-Inducing Variety http://t.co/DZtPCOQ9LV
— Lillie (@lillie_80) April 4, 2013
Yikes! Giant tarantula inspires nightmares: (Yahoo!News) Of all of the creepy and crawly things that you can t… http://t.co/Y6GYG6yLqp
— TarantulaCare.net (@TarantulaCare) April 4, 2013
Dude. When even Tarantula Care is creeped out …
There is a new spider that's been discovered in Sri Lanka. A face sized tarantula. Why would you ever measure a spider with your face?
— GoodfellasCigarShop (@cigarsvictoria) April 4, 2013
@sarahbellumd I saw Giant Sri Lankan Spider open for I'm Late To This Twitter Joke in 1987.
— Cuffy (@CuffyMeh) April 4, 2013
Some people often take to Twitter to share their super scary spider moments.
Oh, honey. That’s child’s play. Hello? The SIZE OF A FACE.
OMG nooooo. Flee. Move immediately.
But not to Sri Lanka.