Meatless Monday: Video of spider trying to eat a mouse freaks out the Internet

Written by on October 24, 2016 in Critters vs Humans vs Critters - 1 Comment

When Jason Womal’s neighbour came over Sunday to see if he wanted to see something unbelievable, it was an offer the Australian man couldn’t turn down.

Womal, who lives in Coppabella in Queensland, said in a Facebook post he was about to leave for work at about 12:30 on Sunday when he was told to go over.

“[M]e neighbour says ‘You want to see something cool’ and I say ‘hell yeah'”

What Womal saw was a spider carrying a dead mouse. It isn’t as uneven a match as you can imagine. Coppabella either has really big spiders or really small mice.

The video Womal posted has since garnered 6 million plus views.

The spider is known as a huntsman and the giant version of them have a leg span of up to 30 cm or 12 inches! They’re often described as being the size of a dinner plate.

After getting so much response Womal did a follow-up post and said he’s decided to name the spider.

Ok guys so just letting you all know that the spider is fine. We have named him Hermie, we have adopted him and he is now running his own extermination business out of our town Coppabella. Oh and he is now paying rent. Lol

h/t: Facebook Jason Womal

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