COPPABELLA, Australia, Oct. 24 (UPI) — An Australian man summoned to his neighbor’s kitchen to “see something cool” captured footage of a massive spider carrying its next meal — an adult mouse.
Jason Womas of Coppabella, Queensland, posted a video to Facebook of the gigantic huntsman spider carrying the apparently dead mouse up the side of his neighbor’s refrigerator.
“So I am just about to leave for work… and me neighbor says ‘You want to see something cool’ and I say ‘Hell yeah.’ So we proceed to his place and he shows me this. Huntsman trying to eat a mouse,” Womas wrote.
He said in a follow-up post that he and his neighbor decided to let the spider go about its business unharmed and they gave it a name, Hermie.
“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,” Womas posted.