One man says he “got a bit of a surprise” after he squashed a spider with a broom. Many others would have described what followed as the stuff of nightmares.
For when Danny Ford from Hallett Cove, South Australia, whacked a huge wolf spider as it scuttled across the kitchen floor, hundreds of baby spiders came crawling out of their mother’s belly and spread out in all directions on the floor.
Ford filmed the episode and posted the video on YouTube, under the title “Big Wolf Spider Squashed then Babies Crawl Out”.
“Arachnophobia anyone?”, Ford asked in the video’s description. The clip quickly went viral, attracting 94,000 views so far since being published.
1. A female wolf spider scuttles across a kitchen floor in Hallett Cove, South Australia.
2. The house owner is not too happy and promptly gets out a broom to get rid of the hairy beast.
3. But to his surprise after smashing the female spider a few times with the broom hundreds of babies appear.
4. Soon the tiny baby spiders are trying to make a run for it all over the kitchen floor.
5. With the spider now dead the man sweeps it up as well as the babies that are spread all around.
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