Have You Seen This? Spider carries a mouse

Posted October 26, 2016

DOWN UNDER — Well, I found it. I found a video that will keep me from maybe ever wanting to travel to Australia.

I know, I know. They have pristine beaches and the famous Sydney Opera House. They’ve got kangaroos, the Great Ocean Road and plumbing systems that flush the opposite direction (allegedly). One thing might cancel all that out, though, and that’s Huntsman spiders and the fact that a video recently captured one carrying a mouse across a vertical surface.

Yeah, I got it. Huntsman spiders aren’t deadly to humans. But they are enormous, and a video posted by Mic De Pino to YouTube of the massive, oven-mitt sized arachnid carrying a dead mouse across a fridge will have me dry heaving for days.

While the guy filming is able to nonchalantly wonder what the spider is going to do with the deceased Fivel and remark that, “Man, that is so cool,” I’ll be over here trying to wash away the fear that never left after I saw Jeff Daniel’s star in a little flick called “Arachnophobia” that is starting to look more like a Sundance documentary.

No wonder an Aussie had the police called on him for screaming when he saw one of those bad boys.

On a scale from 1-10: How likely are you going to have nightmares about this thing tonight?


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