Big Hairy Spider
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Samuel rubbed a fiber from a palm leaf along his neck to put his scent on it, then poked it down a hole in the forest floor. Out came this huge fellow, the first tarantula any of us had ever seen in the wild. It was eager to get back into its burrow when it found no invader to repel, but Samuel showed us another use for a machete blade: keeping wildlife in place for gawking tourists' cameras.