This thing kills tarantulas by stinging them & paralyzing them. Then they drag the body into a hole, put a fucking egg into it & buries it. When the egg hatches, it fucking eats the tarantula.
On the Schmidt Sting Pain Index, it scores a 4.0, which is described as “blinding, fierce, shockingly electric. A running hair drier has been dropped into your bubble bath.”
The only scores higher than a 4.0 is:
4.0+ Bullet ant: Pure, intense, brilliant pain. Like fire-walking over flaming charcoal with a 3-inch rusty nail in your heel.
These things are in my neighborhood and they scare the shit out of me.