@ PelesTears- You lived on the islands so you are probably familiar with many of the spiders that inhabit the island. The spiders on the islands are beautiful, but there is one big bugger that I do not care for much.
The cane spider is about the size of a tarantula, maybe bigger because they are flat and have longer legs. They are not venomous, but the females with egg sacks will charge at you if they feel threatened.
I learned this my first night on the Big Island. I went to stay with some family friends, and we decided to camp in their yard. They told us that there were no venomous snakes or insects to worry about so pitching a tent should be fine.
I woke up to something crawling on my chest. I looked down and saw though the little bit of moonlight a huge cane spider sitting on my chest. I freaked out and started thrashing around in my tent!
Everyone had a good laugh in the morning. They forgot to tell me about the giant spiders that made the neighboring cane field their home.