Nope: Australian Spider Filmed Dragging Dead Mouse Up A Refrigerator

October 24, 2016


This is a video of a massive huntsman spider in Australia dragging a dead mouse up the side of Jason Wormal neighbor's fridge in Coppabella, Queensland, Australia. Apparently Jason was about to leave for work one morning when his neighbor called him over to "see something cool." What a great way to start the morning!

"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."

Australian Museum arachnid expert Helen Smith, said it was unlikely that Hermie had killed the mouse itself.

"I would be very surprised if a huntsman would attack a mouse and even if it did, that the venom would be sufficient to kill it fast enough for the spider to still have hold of it," she told the Guardian.

"I am also suspicious because the mouse's tail looks quite stiff - as though it has been dead some time."

Okay, so maybe the spider didn't kill the mouse itself. Or maybe it poisoned the mouse earlier and then came back to pick it up and drag it back to its lair after it died. Whatever the case, now would be a great time for the rest of the world to declare war on Australia.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Dave M and Dozra, who agree this is proof that Australian spiders are evolving to grow even larger and more powerful while they plot their oversea invasion.

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