It’s uncomfortable to see a mouse skittering across the floor in your home. It’s uncomfortable to see a spider making itself at home where you live.
It’s Australia to see a spider dragging a mouse up your fridge for dinner.
“Hermie the Huntsman” was seen in a series of photos published last week dragging a mouse up a refrigerator door for dinner, thanks to Jason Wormal, a tradesman from Coppabella in Queensland, Australia.
That is correct. It has a name. The spider is called Hermie.
Womal posted the photos below last Saturday after encountering the terrifying bug a little after midnight when his neighbor called him over to see “something cool.”
“So I am just about to leave for work about 0030 and me neighbor says ‘You want to see something cool’ and I say ‘H*** yeah,'” he wrote in a Facebook post. “So we proceed to his place and he shows me this. Huntsman trying to eat a mouse.”
Understandably, people were intrigued by the spider, and wanted to know what came of it — it’s not exactly a spider to crawl under the molding and disappear forever.
“OK guys so just letting you all know that the spider is fine,” Wormal wrote. “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,” he joked.
According to The U.K. Guardian, the video interested Graham Millage, manager of the Australian Museum’s arachnology collection, who said it was uncommon for spiders to hunt vertebrates, but it does happen.
“This is the first time I’ve seen one catch a mouse, but I have seen huntsmen catch geckos,” he told The Guardian. “I’ve seen a redback spider catch a snake in its web; I’ve seen a golden orb spider catch birds.”
Yeah, no thanks. Happy Halloween, everybody.
H/T U.K. Metro
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