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Top 10 Animals Most People Are Scared Of

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1st Place: Spiders

You’re unwittingly sitting on your balcony or patio reading a book and there’s suddenly a spider on your arm! These eight-legged little creatures cause fear and shock because of their unexpected presence. And there are a lot of people that have a real phobia of spiders (arachnophobia). Learn about the here top 10 greatest spiders.

Which Spiders Should You Actually Be Worried About?

The wolfspider and tarantula aren’t dangerous. Almost all deadly bites are caused by the Sydney funnel-web spider. The black widow can cause pretty painful wounds and cause fever, headaches and nausea.

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