Prepare to be both astonished and absolutely appalled at the marvel that is a giant huntsman spider carrying a mouse away with its front legs. And lets be honest here, that spider isn't taking the mouse away for to enjoy the view from out the window. It's taking it away to eat.
This ridiculous spectacle was caught on video by Jason Wormal, a tradesman from Coppabella in Queensland. He was preparing to leave the house on a Monday morning to begin the working week anew when his neighbor came by.
"So I am just about to leave for work about 0030 and me neighbour 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." Wormal wrote on Facebook.
Wormal then captured the video (and some pics, see below) of the arachnid clutching the mouse by the head and dragging it away.
Now, don't be too concerned for the mouse (it was already dead) and if there's any people out there concerned for the spider for whatever strange reason, don't be, it's doing just fine.
"Ok guys so just letting you all know that the spider is fine." Wormal said in a follow up post. "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. Lol"
Turns out a spider taking away a rodent for its breakfast isn't that common, thankfully. “This is the first time I’ve seen one catch a mouse, but I have seen huntsmen catch geckos." Graham Millage, manager of the Australian Museum’s arachnology collection told The Guardian, "I’ve seen a redback spider catch a snake in its web, I’ve seen a golden orb spiders catch birds.”
It's not thought that Hermie killed the mouse either but just chanced upon the rodent, so decided to cart it off. Still doesn't make it any less terrifying though.
You can learn more about the huntsman spider in the video below. Be afraid.