If ever I needed a reason not to visit Australia, this would be it. Introducing the abnormally large huntsman spider that has been taking the internet by storm.
The colossal creature was pictured by workers on an animal rescue farm in Queensland, Australia, and ever since, the photos have gone viral. The woman who found the spider said:
She is a huntsman spider and we are located in Queensland, Australia, and yes she is very real and very large and not photo shopped!
I released her here on the farm after rescuing her so I can’t get any more photos or videos of her, I’m sorry.
She was 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!
All creatures great and small are welcome here at Barnyard Betty’s Rescue a safe haven no matter how you look!
I mean, she does have a point. But I freak my shit after seeing a house spider. If I saw that thing coming for me I’d be getting my pitchfork at the ready. It’s an irrational fear but a real one nonetheless. There’s no way I could relax at a rescue shelter knowing that thing was knocking about. Fuck that.
For more horrific spider stories, check out this video of a huntsman eating a mouse. Just nope.