Harry Potter fans will likely know of and fear a big spider by the name of Aragog.
Aragog is an Acromantula, a rare giant spider; witches and wizards use its venom to make powerful and useful potions. The enormous spider is only loyal to Rubeus Hagrid, the groundskeeper in the Harry Potter series. Aragog thinks of all other humans as food either for himself or his children. Aragog was first introduced to audiences in the ‘Chamber of Secrets.’
Here’s Aragog telling Harry Potter and Ron Weasley about his sons and daughters.
Go? I think not. My sons and daughters do not harm hagrid upon my command. But I can not deny them fresh meat when it wonders so willingly into our midst. Good buy friend of Hagrid.
Then thousands of spiders ascend on Harry and Ron to inject them with venom and suck the blood out of them. And these spiders are hungry!
Well, it would seem that a distant relative of Aragog might have visited J.K. Rowling and she may have thought it was hungry too.
J.K. Rowling thought the rather large spider was intentionally blocking her from going past just like in the ‘Chamber of Secrets.’ Although, it was a tiny bit smaller than the ones on the silver screen. Even though it was smaller, Rowling needed backup help from her husband.
I am a strong, independent woman. Also, thanks very much to my husband for dealing with this so I could go through the door it was blocking. Rowling Tweeted
Yes, Harry Potter, the creature in Rowling’s kitchen had big fangs.
The real-life giant spider that ascended on Rowling shocked a few of her fans also. With one fan saying it was like some sort of huge.
Another fan didn’t like the number of legs the spider had.
To us, the spider J.K. Rowling encountered looks to be a ‘Giant House Spider.’
Measuring a size of 120mm, this critter is most common in the autumn months when the males leave their webs in search of females.
Often the spider you’re likely to find in the bath, they can run extremely fast, but only for a limited length of time before they have to stop to recover from their exhaustion.
It’s a good thing neither Rowling, nor her husband got bitten by the spider because the ‘Giant House Spider’ has potent venom and can bite. Generally, they aren’t known for attacking humans.