- Pest controller Noel Parminter discovered a huntsman spider family in a roof
- Footage shows the huge mother keeping a close watch over her hatchlings
- He was doing a termite inspection at the home in Queensland’s Kholo
- The veteran said the mother was the biggest arachnid he had encountered
It could be a scene in a horror film: you’re trapped in a dark, confined space where hundreds of spiders are scrambling in all directions.
But it’s all in a day’s work for pest controller Noel Parminter, who stumbled upon a harrowing huntsman family in the roof of a Kholo home in Queensland.
Footage of the nasty surprise shows the mammoth mother spider keeping a close watch over her hatchlings as they clamber out of their nest.
A mammoth huntsman spider discovered by a pest controller in a roof in Queensland
The Queensland veteran said it was the biggest arachnid he had encountered in his 16-year-career, estimating she measured in at about 20cm.
‘If spiders make you squeamish, don’t press play … you have been warned!’ he wrote on Facebook.
But it seems many didn’t heed his advice, with commenters vowing they would rather burn down their house than face the eight-legged intruders.
‘There’s no way. I’d just burn the place down. Now I’ll have nightmares.’
‘Omg that makes me want to vomit!! That’s like some seriously scary spider movie s**t!’ wrote another.
The bite of a huntsman isn’t dangerous to humans – it’s their fearsome appearance, and knack for crawling out of car dashboards, that’s the real concern.
Noel Parminter stumbled upon a harrowing huntsman family during a termite inspection
Social media commenters vowed they would rather burn down their house than face the eight-legged intruders
Noel Parminter said it was the biggest arachnid he had encountered in his 16-year career