Spider man…

YES, it’s big, it’s hairy, it’s venomous and it’s very much alive.

A jungle tarantula (I’m guessing they are farmed en masse), for sale at a roadside market on Cambodia’s newly-built, China funded, national highway between Kampong Chhnang and Siem Reap.

It is soon to be tossed onto a frying pan with garlic, chilli and oil, to become someone’s snack.

Thanks, but I’ve already eaten this morning…

A Cambodian jungle tarantula.

A Cambodian jungle tarantula.

A Cambodian jungle tarantula.

Above: “Hurry up and take the bloody picture!” Below: Pan fried tarantulas, scorpions, cicadas, silk worms, and other crawlies I couldn’t identify but I’m sure are nutritious – the breakfast of champions … if you’re Cambodian, that is.

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