Deadly Spiders Spark Fear, Death in India
Mysterious thumb-sized spiders rampage through northeast India leaving two dead and several others with painfully swollen bites.
“It looks like a new species. We haven’t been able to identify it,” said ecologist L.R. Saikia of India’s Dibrugarh University in the Associated Press.
Image: Strdel/AFP/Getty Images - Professor Ratul Rajkhowa of the Department of Zoology of Cotton College holds a dead spider that was the alleged species that killed two people in the northeastern Indian state of Assam on June 4, 2012.