(NEW YORK POST) When scientist Piotr Naskrecki encountered a puppy-sized spider in Guyana, his photos of the giant arachnid quickly became an Internet sensation.
While the huge spider generated massive buzz, however, the Harvard researcher has come in for a firestorm of criticism for killing the creature and bringing it back to a museum. In a blog post Naskrecki explained that he was in Guyana to collect specimens for the Center for the Study of Biological Diversity at the University of Guyana.
Posts on Naskrecki’s Facebook page have accused the scientist of cruelty and Bloomberg Businessweek reports that he has even received a death threat via email.
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