I looked them up once and they are not actually a spider, though they're called that. They are in fact a weird breed of scorpion.
Anyway, I am glad our spiders here only reach the size of a penny. They don't talk Humanese, nor do they have big blue eyes and one more thing, they cannot fly. Our cats play with them until the spider is worn out and then leave them behind. but the dogs, they'll use them for a mid-day snack. Now voles, they don't stand a chance as all 5 dogs and 2 cats like the taste of voles.
Me, I'm not into small game, and I learned never to ask what the meat was going into my dishes overseas. The big pieces were usually water buffalo or dog. But you had to keep an eye on the street side vendor, especially if you didn't know him well, to ensure he wasn't serving you a meat byproduct you would rather shoo out your door then eat. Don't ask, I won't tell, but if you visit Asia and you have a weak stomach, take a chance and look at the kitchen.
Okay, enough on cooking, we have guesting coming to the door. People are here to conduct a mushroom walk for 25 people. Not me, I'll mind the house. But Lisa McDonald is due anytime now with Halibut and Salmon. I really love Halibut. So, for now, goodbye. God Bless, BILL