Marc Fennell‏/Twitter, John Tann/Flickr

Oh, look, it brought a friend!

People on Twitter were full of empathetic terror after Australian radio and TV presenter Marc Fennell posted a picture of the giant spider living in his house. Apparently, he first noticed the spider in the morning when his children asked if they should make breakfast for the uninvited visitor.

https://twitter.com/MarcFennell/status/965327382839099392

The terrifying arachnid appears to be a huntsman, a venomous species that, according to Wikipedia, received its name for it’s “speed and mode of hunting.”

Obviously, everyone was creeped out.

Well okay, not everyone was creeped out. Some people pointed out that the huntsman is actually useful because it kills cockroaches and other pests.

Others took it as an opportunity to share their own huntsman stories.

It looks like giant, live-in spiders are just a part of living in Australia. Giant venomous snake as well.

David Britton

David Britton

David Britton is a writer and comedian based in Rhinebeck, New York who focuses on internet culture, memes, and viral news stories. He also writes for the Hard Times and is the creator of StoriesAboutWizards.com.