The video was posted by Queensland resident, Jason Womal, who says his neighbour had called him over to ‘see something cool’.
‘So we proceed to his place and he shows me this.’
In an update to the video - which has been viewed over 22 million times - Womal posted saying that the spider now lives there and his named ‘Hermie’.
‘He is now running his own extermination business out of our town in Coppabella. Oh and he is now paying rent. Lol.’
Huntsman spiders are considered harmless, and are generally very timid. They eat mostly cockroaches, caterpillars, and moths and don’t pose a threat to humans.