man finds Spider carrying mouse
Australian Jason Womal headed over to his neighbor’s place on Saturday before work after his neighbor asked if “he wanted to see something cool.”
What he saw was surprising enough for him to post a video to Facebook.
His neighbor showed him a Huntsman spider carrying a mouse twice its size. The spider was climbing up the side of a refrigerator. The video has been shared over 150,000 times.
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Graham Millage, manager of the Australian Museum’s arachnology collection, told the Guardian it was unusual, but not unheard of, for spiders to eat vertebrates.
He said: ‘This is the first time I’ve seen one catch a mouse, but I have seen huntsmen catch geckos. I’ve seen a redback spider catch a snake in its web, I’ve seen a golden orb spiders catch birds.’