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Huntsman Spider Eating Mouse Is Reason Enough Never To Go To Australia

He's been named Hermie.

24/10/2016 14:12 | Updated 24 October 2016

Nope, nope, and three times nope.

This eight-legged monster has been filmed in Australia trying to devour a fully-grown mouse as it scuttles across a fridge.

The footage was taken by Jason Womal who said: “So I am just about to leave for work about 00:30 and me neighbour says ‘you want to see something cool’ and I say ‘Hell yeah’. So we proceed to his place and he shows me this. Huntsman trying to eat a mouse.”

And for effect he also posted these pictures.

 

Fortunately, although aesthetically horrifying, this particular spider, the huntsman, is generally not a threat to a healthy human being and will only attack if you bother a nest full of eggs.

So don’t do that.

In fact, in Australia they are often welcome houseguests as they are very adept at keeping the bug population down.

And this story has a happy ending - he’s still fine and has even been given a name.

"Ok guys so just letting you all know that the spider is fine. We have named him Hermie, 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. Lol"

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