It seems as a general rule, bugs are just bigger and scarier in Australia. Lauren Ansell from Mount Coolum in Queensland got a good scare on Sunday night (July 23rd) when she discovered a huge huntsman spider on the outside of a glass door at her home. The issue was Ansell's boyfriend wanted to go outside and use the barbecue, but the spider wouldn't move. Eventually they tried to squish it in the sliding glass door, and the creature lost two legs before scurrying away. Huntsman spiders are known for having an impressive leg span of 10 to 12 inches.
Since the post the spider has found a new home and the couple have not seen it since.
'It's in the garden and we haven't seen it since,' she said.
'It's massive and was mean, but it's alive and we didn't want to kill it.'