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Giant Spider Terrorizing The Sixth Street Bridge

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A mammoth spider has been spotted dangling from the Sixth Street Bridge. There have been plenty of films about radioactive or other gigantic spiders terrorizing us puny humans, including one that was actually called Big Ass Spider. Lucky for us, this spider is a piece of artwork, not the beginning of a SyFy original.

Art blog L.A. Taco speculates that the spider is another piece from Wild Life and Calder Greenwood, two artists that are known for dotting downtown Los Angeles with guerrilla papier-mâché installations. Taco spotted the spider in photos on the artists' blog where it was affixed to a building.

Wild Life and Calder Greenwood also put surfers in the L.A. River in 2012, and I recently saw a giant cat looming for Angel City Brew Co. This cat also makes an appearance on the artists' site.

Now for a laugh, watch 2013's trailer for Big Ass Spider, in which the spider ravages downtown Los Angeles.

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