Weird and Wonderful

You’ve never seen a HUNSTMAN this big before!

The gentle giant 'Charlotte' was discovered on a Queensland farm.

You’ve never seen a HUNTSMAN spider this big before!

Meet Charlotte – a female hunstman spider who could easily be the largest of her kind ever photographed.

She was spotted crawling over a broom at Barnyard Betty’s Rescue – an animal rescue farm in Queensland who posted these photos to Facebook.

Despite their intimidating appearance, huntsman spiders are not a threat to humans. Their timid nature and non-toxic bite makes them very unlikely to attack unless provoked or protecting their eggs.

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Comments on the farm’s Facebook post congratulate the farm for their compassionate treatment of the hulking arachnid – though we’re all happy to keep our distance for now!

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