Marc Fennell‏ tweeted a terrifying image of a spider crawling inside his home in Australia.

Marc Fennell‏/Twitter, John Tann/Flickr

In Australia, kids invite giant spider to breakfast

Oh, look, it brought a friend!


David Britton

Internet Culture

Posted on Feb 19, 2018   Updated on May 22, 2021, 12:24 am CDT

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.

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.

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*First Published: Feb 19, 2018, 12:22 pm CST