The terrifying moment a man finds a giant huntsman spider hiding in his headphones after feeling it 'tickle his ear.'
A plumber in Perth, Australia, shares horrifying footage of a large huntsman spider sitting inside his noise-canceling headphones.
Olly Hurst felt a tickle in his ear after putting his headphones on for work.
When he pulled them off, he discovered a huge huntsman spider lurking around the rim on one side of the earmuffs.
He then took a video as he tried to get rid of the arachnid.
In the clip, Olly says:
I absolutely knew I could feel something tickling my ear.
As he brings the headphone closer to the camera, you can see a large pale beige-colored spider sitting inside the ear pad.
Olly then turned the headphones upside down and started shaking them to get the spider out. But it wouldn't budge.
The spider doesn't want to come out, he is happy in there.
He then makes a last attempt to shake the headphones, but it refuses to move.
The footage ends as Olly drops the headphones on the ground and walks away, laughing.
On social media, netizens were amazed that Olly didn't head straight for the hills. Some even said they would instead buy a new headphone than attempt to get the spider out.
One person said:
Oh my lordy... I'd scream, then throw them and run far, far away.
New earmuffs, new helmet, new work clothes, new car, new job in a new state.
While another said:
I always shake my work boots out in the morning before I put them on. Luckily the worst critter has only been a gecko.
While spiders strike fear in many of us, huntsman spiders are fairly docile. They only bite when absolutely forced to. In fact, they prefer hiding or running away rather than be aggressive.
Also, while huntsman's venom isn't deadly, it can cause a lot of discomfort and pain.
According to the Australian Museum:
Huntsman spiders are large, long-legged spiders. They are mostly grey to brown, sometimes with banded legs.
Many huntsman spiders have rather flattened bodies adapted for living in narrow spaces under loose bark or rock crevices.
This is aided by their legs, which, instead of bending vertically in relation to the body, have the joints twisted so that they spread out forwards and laterally in a crab-like fashion.
In addition, while Huntsman spiders often live outdoors, they sometimes enter houses. They're also notorious for entering cars.