One of the realities of living in a bush environment is that you are going to get spiders in and around your house pretty much all the time, especially Huntsmen. Huntsmen spiders or Harry Huntsmen as my wife calls them are especially common inside, as they come in looking for meals such as other spiders, roaches and any bug of suitable size that also likes to dwell indoors. Huntsmen look intimidating, but they are normally quite timid and harmless, though if really harassed can become aggressive treat any spider with a degree of care and caution. Out of all the spiders, Huntsmen are possibly the tidiest ones when it comes to not leaving huge amounts of web everywhere. Daddy Longlegs Harvestmen seem to be the absolute worst and, fortunately, they are few and far between in our place. They can be unnerving at times, especially when you go to have a shower in the morning and find one peering at you from under the wash basin or sitting above the door to the bathroom, but I generally take them in good humour.
Student Finds Huge Huntsman Spider With Army Of Offspring On Oven
Hidden Housemates: Australia’s Huge And Hairy Huntsman Spiders | IFLScience
Laree Clarke immediately asked social media for advice on how to remove the venomous arachnid from the ceiling of her house in Townsville, Australia. An Australian woman has told of her terror when she returned home to find a giant huntsman spider lurking on the ceiling of her living room. Laree Clarke immediately turned to social media and pleaded for help on how to remove the creepy arachnid without disturbing it. She posted a picture of the spider to Facebook and included the caption: "Is there anyone that could remove this from my house?? Laree, from Townsville, Australia, added: "When I went near it with the phone light it came at me raising it fangs and legs. Hell nahhhh!
Suddenly, out runs a huge, hairy spider. But these are also the most interesting of their family and deserve their place in the pantheon of Australian wildlife. I study the behavioural ecology of these remarkable spiders.
By Ben Cost. December 15, am Updated December 15, am. Accompanying photos show the massive huntsman spider clutching an egg sac while perched amid webbing that it wove inside the box. Last December, a woman opened a pygmy possum box to find a whole colony of the hairy interlopers scuttling about inside. Read Next.