The post on twitter was able to get a lot of attention mainly because of the subtitle of the shared photograph. The subtitle says –
Every so often I just think “farrrrrk living in Australia.” When my kids asked me at 7am if we should make breakfast for the spider too. That was one of those moments.
Every so often I just think “farrrrrk living in Australia.” When my kids asked me at 7am if we should make breakfast for the spider too. That was one of those moments. ???? pic.twitter.com/9dCrX3N4CT
— Marc Fennell (@MarcFennell) February 18, 2018
Apparently, the radio and TV presenter first noticed the spider in the morning. His children asked if they should make breakfast for the uninvited visitor. This uninvited visitor was later identified as a venomous huntsman.
Reportedly, this spider got its name for its “speed and mode of hunting.”
Fellow Twitter users were also shocked to see this big spider. Here are some of the reactions -
See the second pair of legs under the doorframe - they're breeding pic.twitter.com/JyOWSXfqW6
— Asher Wolf (@Asher_Wolf) February 18, 2018
It's like the smaller one is shy and the big one is saying "nah Kev, come out, they're cool here"
— the woods are lovely dark and deep (@rAdelaidegrl) February 18, 2018
She can lay more than 200 eggs in her sac
— Asher Wolf (@Asher_Wolf) February 19, 2018
Yeah, you better make breakfast for the spider - she's eating for 200 now...
— Darkly, Glass Darkly. (@jetztgibtshaue) February 19, 2018
Funnel Web spiders are venomous and the Sydney version potentially deadly (although no one has died in a long time since there is an anti-venom). They are much smaller. Huntsman are huge but non-aggressive and only mildly toxic.
— Sandra Witzel (@sandrawitzel) February 19, 2018
I zoomed in and they are both on the inside! Hell no RUN
— Adam Weston (@Adamweston90) February 18, 2018