Australia is a
real-life Jurassic Park!
Australia is a real-life Jurassic Park!
What a nightmare! An Australian woman was left terrified after she discovered a massive huntsman spider hiding in her shower and shared her experience on social media.
It’s no secret that Australia is home to some of the most dangerous and intimidating creatures on the planet and the continent is known to breed creepy crawlies of massive proportion. So, it doesn’t surprise us that a woman’s horrifying experience finding a huntsman spider in her shower happened there.
Despite their massive size, huntsman spiders aren’t often a threat to humans and are known to rather run away than crawl towards and bite a human being. However, their size has made the species one of the most feared spiders in the world.
So, when a woman found a massive huntsman spider in her shower, it’s unsurprising that she was left petrified. When Cathy Cox from Perth found the arachnid inside her bathroom, she took a picture and shared it to an Australian spider identification page on Facebook looking for advice.
“I have what I believe to be a beautiful huntsman in my shower. She is out of harms way but should I relocate her? FYI heart racing at the thought of the latter,” she posted.
One user responded to her saying: “I would suggest to her to move somewhere more cosy. I cannot imagine more horrifying things than her getting a little steamy, [losing] her footing and dropping onto your shoulder on the shower.”
Another user joked: “It looks like it’s the size of a basketball. I would not touch. They have claimed your shower. You can use the hose to wash now.” A third added: “Omg why does it look like it could turn on the shower itself.”
Interestingly, huntsman spiders are incredibly common in Australia. The spiders are one of the largest in the world and they can reach a leg span of between 25 to 30cm.
As mentioned, the spiders aren’t prone to attacking humans. However, there have been times when they have attacked as a form of retaliation. The bite can be quite severe, although the pain would be from the spider’s large fangs rather than the venom it emits.
Image courtesy: Facebook
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