Man gets the fright of his life after looking down to see the spider called ‘Jumbo’ crawling over his leg
Man gets the fright of his life after looking down to see the “Titanic” spider from hell called “Jumbo”, his leg crawling
- A man from New South Wales has had a close encounter with a giant black spider
- Paul Bourke posted two images of the spider on his boat on the social media page
- Many wondered what kind of spider Mr. Bourke had encountered
A man was startled when he looked at his shoe to discover a huge spider who had decided to climb on his leg.
Paul Bourke, from Berowra, in NSW, posted two photos of the close meeting on Facebook asking if he “should worry.”
Immediately a number of other social media users responded to the post that the spider called “Jumbo” and compared it to the “Titanic.”
The man from New South Wales, Paul Bourke, got the fright of his life when he looked down to see a huge spider crawling on his leg near Berowra (photo)
“Destroy it from a job. The only way to know for sure, “a user joked.
“Set the boots on fire,” another added.
“Lucky for those boots,” another answered.
Social media users were also divided as to what kind of spin it could be.
“Is the consensus that this is a funnel web?!” a curious user replied.
“Maybe not a funnel web, I don’t see spinnerets. But it certainly seems that ‘, another wrote.
“Could be a mouse spider !!” a third came in.
Alan Henderson, van Minibeast Wildlife, Daily Mail told Australia that the spider was not a mouse spider or a funnel web spider.
“It’s a trap trap and seems to be in the genus arbanitis,” Henderson said.
“The color can vary a lot.”
Mr. Henderson said the spider species was relatively harmless.
Mr. Bourke went to social media to share the image of his meeting and asked if he should be worried, some comments thought it was a funnel web or mouse spider, but it turned out to be neither
‘It is very common for people to come across them during gardening and construction work, earthworks etc.
‘They are fairly common and relatively harmless. Many different types of trap doors can be found throughout Australia. “
He said it was also common for people to identify spiders they encountered, so they created a spider identification app, Spidentify.
‘Unfortunately there is so much wrong information available about our native spiders. We have been told that they are chasing and attacking us, that they have carnivorous bites, “Mr. Henderson said.
“These myths spread like wildfire.
“So many tourists come to Australia who are really worried about our spiders. Spidentify will be really useful for many international visitors. ”
The Spidentify app is also a traditional field guide, where users can browse by categories, including geographic region, spider family, and habitat.
Alan Henderson, of Minibeast Wildlife, told Daily Mail Australia that the beast was actually a trap trap that met the man he said was a common occurrence