After watching the children’s classic film Charlottes Web, I had a very different perception of what a spider by that name would look like.
An animal rescue centre in, yep you guessed it, Australia, published photos of their humongous huntsman spider crawling across a broom.
The colossal creature is reminiscent of a crab with its substantial sections and solid abdomen.
Charlotte is described as a ‘beautiful, calm spider, not aggressive in any way and like most spiders she just wanted to go about her business eating bugs and living in peace. She didn’t or doesn’t need to be killed! Poor spiders are so misunderstood!’.
Barnyard Betty’s Rescue, based in Queensland, rescued the spider in Brisbane Valley which was one of the biggest they had ever seen.
Charlotte was released back into the wild on the farm, so the owner can no longer get photos of her.
Obviously it’s fantastic that the spider is safe and sound…but I’m glad that it’s over 9000 miles away.