Woman Battles Humungous Furry Spider With Broom After Finding It Hiding Behind Door

by : Cameron Frew on : 27 Apr 2021 11:04
Woman Battles Humungous Furry Spider With Broom After Finding It Hiding Behind Doortracelovescake/TikTok

An Australian TikToker relied on her broom after discovering a massive, furry spider hiding behind a door.

As a UK resident with crippling arachnophobia, there’s two things to note: firstly, writing this story was obviously a nightmare; secondly, while I may be scared of spiders, I’ve never had to face the sort of panic-inducing beasties you’ll find Down Under.


TikTok user @tracelovescake found a tarantula crawling around a door in her home. Instead of burning the house down and running for the hills, she bravely grabbed a broom.

@tracelovescakeCaught it so my kids and husband could see it 😂 Strayaaaa! 🇦🇺🕷🤮 ##aussietiktok ##tarantula ##aussiemum ##nzmum ##tripletmom ##boymom♬ Oh No – Kreepa

The video, which has been viewed more than 45,000 times, starts by saying, ‘The joys of living in Australia.’ To the tune of Kreepa’s Oh No, she carefully videos around it, exclaiming, ‘I can see how furry it is!’


Soon after, she grabs a huge tub and gently encourages it off the wall and inside. Even after putting the lid on it, she still seems horrified.

@tracelovescakeTarantula Update 🕷 we won’t keep her forever but we are fascinated 😳😂 ##tarantula ##aussietiktok ##aussiemum ##nzmum ##tripletmom ##boymom♬ Blue Blood – Heinz Kiessling & Various Artists

She’s been praised by viewers for not hurting the arachnid, with one user commenting, ‘Great job. Thanks for not killing it.’ Another wrote, ‘You are a lot braver than I am, I would be screaming and running out of my house and I would be setting my house on fire to get rid of the spider.’


Australians are well acquainted with spiders, whether they’re tarantulas or of the giant huntsman variety. The woman clearly wasn’t too affected by the encounter – in a later video, she revealed she’s kept the spider for the time being. ‘We won’t keep her forever but we are fascinated,’ she wrote.

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Cameron Frew

After graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University with an NCTJ and BJTC-accredited Multimedia Journalism degree, Cameron ventured into the world of print journalism at The National, while also working as a freelance film journalist on the side, becoming an accredited Rotten Tomatoes critic in the process. He's now left his Scottish homelands and taken up residence at UNILAD as a journalist.

Topics: Animals, Australia, Now, spiders, TikTok


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