A woman in Australia found a huge huntsman spider curled up in her shower. She posted its photo in a group for advice and was left even more terrified after being warned to move it in case it fell on her.
Cathy Cox found the female arachnid curled up near the ceiling in the bathroom of her Perth home. Despite being scared of the eight-legged creature, Ms. Cox asked whether she should try to move her.
She consulted an Australian spider identification group on Facebook after discovering the female arachnid perched near the ceiling in the bathroom of her home in Perth, Australia.
Despite her fears, Ms. Cox asked members whether it would be wise to try and move the spider, writing: ‘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.’
They suggested trying to move the huntsman ‘to somewhere more cozy’ in case the steam from the shower made the walls slippery, causing the spider to fall off.
'I cannot imagine more horrifying things than her getting a little steamy, loosing her footing, and dropping onto your shoulder on the shower.'
One of the users 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 wrote, ‘Omg why does it look like it could turn on the shower itself.’
'Omg, why does it look like it could turn on the shower itself,' someone else wrote.
Getting back to the serious core of the matter, one user requested, ‘I really appreciate that you said she’s about 4 1/2 cm body length, but I was wondering if you could kindly put a tape measure around her belly to measure that too for our edification?’ Cox replied, ‘Sure no problem. I’d rather stick pins in my eyes.’
Huntsman spiders are large, long-legged spiders. They are mostly grey to brown, sometimes with banded legs.
The banded huntsman is one of the largest in Australia. They aren’t considered to be aggressive or dangerous to humans. However, experts suggest you don’t try to handle one directly as they have large fangs capable of inflicting a painful bite,
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