oblatrate-art said: Boggy give me strength, first that false story of a spider living inside a man and eating him alive for three days circulated national news as if true and now people are freaking out over a spider " the size of a puppy " and treating goliath birdeating tarantulas as something brand new when they've been known since early 18th century or so. Hell even the exotic petstore over here has had one for at least a year. It's VERY frustrating for arachnid lovers.
Yeah people are ignorant as fuck about nature and journalism is laughably bad. In fact, reporting on animals as “new discoveries” when they really aren’t happens practically every single day, just when a new paper or something gets published on a weird enough organism.
And for some reason people are under the impression that spiders have ever been parasitic or ever had the ability to tunnel into things or inject eggs into things.
It’s almost like people care more about fictional characters, games and what celebrities are wearing than the real world that sustains them.