Given our slow internet service, we were wondering if any of our blog followers might be able to identify the spider pictured below. We would also be curious as to whether or not it is poisonous. Stephanie and two of the other wives noticed it while in our garden. One of these women called the guard over and asked him (in Kirundi) if it was dangerous. He said something (in Kirundi) and she translated for us, “I think he said that you can eat this spider ….. no, wait … he said this spider will eat you”). Slight difference.
Whoever can correctly identify this spider will win free room and board in beautiful Kibuye, Burundi (airfare not included).