Frightening moment hunter spider rushes towards a West Australian man while he is sitting on the toilet
Terrifying moment: huge hunter spider rushes towards a man sitting on the toilet – days after seeing one of the creatures eating a gecko
- Footage shows a huge hunter spider rushing towards the man in the toilet
- The West Australian man Riley Watts filmed the moment he panicked
- The spider faces him on the wall before jumping to the bathroom
- Mr. Watts also posted footage of a spider eating a lizard at his home on TikTok
Terrifying images show a huge hunter spider rushing towards a man while sitting on the toilet.
The West Australian man Riley Watts filmed the moment he leaps from fear as the spider runs towards him.
He placed the images on his TikTok and Instagram with the caption, ‘Going to the toilet in’ Straya ‘.
“The sun is shining, the birds are singing … and the spiders are making me want to burn down the house,” he wrote.
Terrifying images show a huge hunter spider rushing towards a man while sitting on the toilet
The West Australian man Riley Watts filmed the moment he jumps in fear as the spider runs towards him
The video shows the spider on the wall opposite Mr. Watts before jumping over to him on the ground and running up another wall.
‘F ** k, f ** k, f ** k, I’m trying to s ** t, man! Jesus f ** king christ, ‘Mr. Watts can be heard screaming in the video.
The video has quickly garnered thousands of views and has received hundreds of responses from people equally disgusted.
“At that point deletion becomes irrelevant,” wrote one user.
“Omg no, it makes a noise when it runs!” another commented.
Mr. Watts posted the video just days after sharing gruesome footage of another huge spider eating an entire gecko.
The giant hunter can be seen casually chewing the reptile while sitting on the outside wall of Mr. Watts’ house.
TikTok users commented on the size and confidence of the spider, telling the man who was filming to ‘burn down the house’.
The shocking discovery, uploaded to TikTok earlier this month, shows the spider chewing a gecko on what appears to be the back porch of a Western Australian home (pictured)
“I could have been gone all my life without seeing this,” commented one.
“I saw a spider eating a bird when I lived on the Gold Coast,” wrote another.
Others said that big, hairy spiders were the reason why they would “never visit Australia.”
“This is how the fires started in Australia,” someone said.
“It’s time to move,” commented another.
‘Where in Australia is this? So that I know not to go there. ‘
Spider expert Dr Lizzie Lowe, of Macquarie University’s Department of Biological Sciences, told Daily Mail Australia that the spider in the video was a gray hunter.
She said the sight was not unusual, but a surprise because lizards were harder for arachnids to digest.
She said the sight was not unusual, but a surprise because lizards were harder to digest for a “helping guest.” Pictured: The hunter spider eating a lizard in a home in Western Australia
“They usually like to eat cockroaches because when you think about it, cockroaches are mush inside and easy to digest, while lizards are more complex with bones and harder to get,” said Dr. Lowe.
She added that the spider likely caught the lizard because of its poor visibility.
“A nice fact about hunters is that they have terrible vision and can only see light, darkness and movement,” said Dr. Lowe.
That’s why he probably caught the lizard. It would have caught it without realizing it.
‘They don’t have a web to catch their prey – they see movement and run for it, bite quickly and inject venom.
“The prey then slows down and sits there and digests it.”