Watch Viral Video Of Giant Spider Trying To Eat A Mouse

Posted: Oct 25 2016, 2:07pm CDT | by , Updated: Oct 25 2016, 2:39pm CDT, in News | Latest Science News

 

Watch Viral Video of Giant Spider Trying to Eat a Mouse
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  • Video of spider effortlessly pulling a mouse goes viral
 

Jason Wormal filmed and posted the incident on Facebook which has generated more than 6.5 million views

Australia is known for its wide range of fearsome creatures. One of them is a mighty spider whose exploits seem to have gone viral. The spider in question is Hermie the huntsman a spider large enough to lift up a mouse as if it’s no big deal.

The spider was caught lifting the mouse on video by an Aussie by the name of Jason Wormal. Wormal a tradesman from Coppabella in Queensland, filmed the entire incident and then posted it on Facebook.

According to Wormal he received the invite to watch the incident from his neighbor early Monday morning. 

The video shows the arachnid spider having clutched the mouse by its head and slowly lifting it up over a fridge. The footage of this spider’s amazing feat has since gone viral with more than 6.5 million views since Monday.

The video on Facebook has also generated more than 41,000 comments. The comments range from awe to deep horror at the immense lifting capability of the spider. Later Wormal updated everyone saying the spider has been named Hermie and is alive and well with them. 

According to Graham Milledge manager of the arachnology collection at the Australian Museum, the current phenomenon is not unheard of.

Spiders are known to target and although such incidents are unusual they are not unheard of. Milledge also shared the spider Hermie could grow massively and even have legs as long as 16 cm. 

However the Australian Museum arachnid expert Helen Smith does not believe the spider killed the muse itself. According to Smith the mouse may have been already dead otherwise it would not hold so still even with the spiders venom. 

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