Courtesy of Mike Jennings, here is a picture of that Goliath bird-eating spider I was telling you about. Note, too, the hummingbird which is about to become its lunchtime snack.
Taken from The Universe or The Infinitely Great and the Infinitely Little by F A Pouchet M.D. (1882)
I looked up the original artist on whose work the victorian engraving was based. It seems she was a fascinating and formidable character.
Apparently this very illustration gave rise to the popular naming of mygalomorphae as Bird Eating Spiders.