After seeing a video of a swimming tarantula (watch it here, if you dare), I decided that summer was cancelled. "Surely things can't get worse," I thought, resolving to stay safely indoors until September.
Silly, silly me.
New photos of another eight-legged creature doing something terrifying just appeared on the internet and I think it's officially time to leave the planet.
Justine Latton recently shared two very disturbing images to "Tasmanian Insects and Spiders," a public Facebook group dedicated to discussing "the many and fabulously varied Tasmanian insects, spiders and other small invertebrates." (Side note: This group has more 6,000 members and that feels kind of shocking?)
Anyway, I haven't slept since seeing them.
(Warning: If you ever want to sleep again, do not scroll any further.)
(Last warning and then you're on your own.)
We warned you.
Oh, you'd like a better angle? Say no more!
Apparently, Justine's husband and a friend were fixing a door inside an old ski lodge at Mount Field National Park in Tasmania when they realized they weren't alone. The two men spotted this huntsman spider (which is about the size of a large adult's hand) hanging from the top of the door with a dead pygmy possum hanging from its fangs. Kay.
If you'd like more information about huntsman spiders, please see here. I don't have time to explain because, as I mentioned, I need to catch the next shuttle to Mars.
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