Fake or Real: The Giant Florida Cane Spider

Photo of a allegedly florida giant cane spider from : http://wafflesatnoon.com

Horror films are something I definitely avoid watching. In today’s horror films, which, let’s face it, became such a cliché, you can find the regular plots and creatures.

Zombies aren’t a thing anymore really, aliens as well. However, there are some things that always frightened me the most, and they were on the movie screens long before the aliens and zombies became a cliché.

Those “things” are actually animals that exist in real life – spiders!

The spiders that I will be talking about aren’t our ordinary, little spiders. They aren’t radioactive spiders that can give you spider-like powers either. However, they have a pretty scary characteristic – they are huge!

With that being said, today’s topic will be based around the giant cane spiders of Florida!

Giant Florida Cane Spider

Photo of a allegedly florida giant cane spider
Photo from: http://wafflesatnoon.com

In recent years some pictures have been released showing incredibly huge spiders. They were the size of regular house doors and even bigger.

Well, I am here to tell you that that is the only fakery! They aren’t that big and the ones that you may have seen on the movie screens or on those images are pure digital “sorcery”.

However, the spiders that live in Florida are quite real, and they aren’t really that small either (if we compare them to regular spiders).

Cane spiders aren’t as big as the biggest known spiders today – tarantulas from South America. Those tarantulas are up to 30cm in size. Well, don’t worry. Cane spiders are only about an inch long and their leg span can reach 5 inches long.

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This is the real size of a cane spider
This is the real size of a cane spider. Image from http://natural-japan.net

So, I think it is finally time to bust the myth that has been going on for quite some time now. This is the picture that I was talking about at the beginning of the article. Once it arrived, people were left wondering if this creature is actually real.

Some of them were actually even preparing for an invasion! Well, like I have already said, this picture is just a seed of someone’s imagination. It is cleverly done in a picture editing program of some kind (maybe even Photoshop) and it managed to fool many people around the globe.

Yes, in Hawaii there are tons of spiders. There are also big spiders there! However, the cane spiders are only growing to one inch or a little bit more. Therefore, I call this rumor – FALSE!


At the end of this article, I hope I have accomplished one thing. That one thing is to stop you from preparing for the spider invasion coming from Florida!

The biggest spiders on Earth, known to man, are South American Goliath Birdeater Tarantula, Huntsman Spider, Brazilian Salmon Pink. None of them are as large as the spider from the photo, because the spider from the photo is fake!

Well, that would be it for this article. I hope you have enjoyed and I definitely hope you have put this “myth” behind you! Until we “see” each other again, don’t watch those scary spider horror movies!

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