Last week, I was lucky enough to enjoy some beautiful weather on my day off, so I headed over to the local, lovely Tibbett's Brook Park for a good, long stroll. While I was sauntering along the beautiful pathways, I caught a couple of harvestmen (locally known as "daddy longlegs") making the beast with sixteen legs, IYKWIMAITTYD:
A couple of weeks ago, a friend of mine repeated the myth that daddy-longlegs are the most venomous arachnids of all, but that their "fangs" were too small to pierce human skin. I had to set her straight- the opiliones lack venom glands, so they aren't poisonous at all. You want to most venomous arachnid of all? Smut's got that covered.