Footage Shows A Huge Huntsman Spider Drag Its Prey To Grisly End

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Are your spidey senses tingling?

Disclaimer: This footage is not for the faint-hearted, the arachnophobics or lovers of mice.

The short clip shows a Huntsman spider dragging its hefty prey – a mouse – up a fridge in Coppabella, Queensland, defying gravity and creeping everyone out.

Huntsman eating a mouse…
Probably a good time to burn the house…
Because Australia.
Credit to Jason Womel

Posted by Aussie Off Roaders on Sunday, 23 October 2016

Australian-born Jason Womel uploaded the footage of the hungry arachnid to Facebook, where it was picked up and posted by the Aussie Off Roaders, ‘Because Australia’.

The entirely unphased Womel mused, ‘What’s he gonna do with him?’ before adding, ‘Man, that is so cool.’

Womel has since named the spider Hermie and, of his new pet, said:

We have adopted him and he is now running his own extermination business out of our town Coppabella.

Oh and he is now paying rent.

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There is literally no amount of rent in the world that would make me welcome this murderous unit of a critter into my home.

Huntsman spiders are a harmless species of arachnid that can reach up to 15cm in length across their legs. They have eight eyes; all the better for the foraging predators to spot their prey.

Luckily for us Brits, the Huntsman is native to semi-tropical regions. Pray for Oz.


Francesca Donovan

Francesca Donovan

A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you've never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.