Giant Huntsman Spider Traps Queensland Couple In Their Home.
As kids, we thought spiders were cool. Some of us had them as pets, others wanted to harness their power to become Spider-Man. You probably even read Charlotte's Web and fell in love with spiders. But at some point in your life, arachnophobia kicked in and those cool spiders turned into something freaky. Now imagine being at home and a spider the size of a dinner plate suddenly showing up uninvited? Is your skin crawling yet?
Lauren Ansell and her family had quite a fright when they got an unexpected visitor.
But then so would you if you saw this humongous spider appearing on the glass of your sliding door, almost demanding that you let it in so it can terrorize you from the inside.
The couple from Mount Coolum in Queensland, Australia was in the middle of making dinner.
Ironically, the huntsman spider that appeared by the glass door was the size of a dinner dish. Maybe it sensed Lauren's partner's cooking and decided it wanted to join them for a meal.
Lauren nicknamed the spider "Aragog" and claims it appeared to be harmless.
However, all that changed when they tried to gently remove it from the glass. That's when its demeanor went from harmless to dangerous, and the couple freaked out a bit.
Eventually, they managed to shoo it away and they haven't seen it since.
But spiders are insidious creatures who can appear pretty much out of nowhere. But despite the fact that they described the huntsman spider as massive and mean, they refused to take its life.
Lauren took a photo of Aragog shortly before it seemingly vanished.
When her Facebook friends saw it, they couldn't believe their eyes. Fortunately, their appearance makes them frightening, but in retrospect, many spiders aren't poisonous and they keep the bug population at bay.
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