Massive Huntsman spider joins family for dinner


Wtf?

You might be asking yourself “Is this normal? This isn’t normal, right?”

Well, it is and it isn’t. If you’re a citizen of anywhere other than Australia, this is probably the creepiest shit you’ve ever seen. But if you find yourself in the land Down Under, then this is pretty much an average day for you.

Okay not really. But Australia is famous for its incredible diversity of arachnids, from tarantulas to redbacks to funnel-web spiders (I’m itching just thinking about them). Finding them in your home is not uncommon, but it’s still pretty rare to see monster-sized spiders eating a gecko while you’re having dinner with your family.

That’s what happened to Melanie Jade Ottaway, who found him in her home in Beerwah, Queensland while she was eating Sunday dinner with her partner, Troy.

The spider measured around five inches across, and was sitting on the glass door that led out to their decking.

While many people around the world hate spiders, most of them are pretty harmless (except in Australia, STAY AWAY ARACHNOPHOBES) and in fact help humans in countless ways, from pest control to disease prevention.

So before you go calling for this spider’s death, just remember it’s probably helping you out. It’s pretty big though, jfc.

 

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