Catching a Giant Spider - How Not to Do It

I'm totally going to catch this bastard and to make things even more awesome, I'm also going to film a crazy video of myself doing it, upload it to YouTube and then let the whole world see what an incredibly badass dad I am.'

However, the title of this article has probably made it clear enough for you that in this case, things didn't really go according to the guy's initial plan. We do have to applaud him for the courage that he had in these circumstances. The house that he and his family are living in was infested with giant Huntsman spiders, after all, and we're pretty sure that we couldn't have handled things better than him, not in a million years. In fact, chances are that we would've just burned the house down or moved out.

Well, long story short, it was mating season and that creature was nothing more than a regular Huntsman female looking for mate. Yep, we're aware of how eerily simple that sounds. Despite that, we do recall this article that we've written about Australia and its scary weirdness a while ago, so we guess this "little" spider should by no means scare us. Right?

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Oh, and to make things even better - or should we say worse? - here's this extract from the Wikipedia entry about the glorious Huntsman spider:

"Huntsman spiders, members of the family Sparassidae (formerly Heteropodidae), are known by this name because of their speed and mode of hunting. They also are called giant crab spiders because of their size and appearance. Larger species sometimes are referred to as wood spiders, because of their preference for woody places (forests, mine shafts, woodpiles, wooden shacks). In southern Africa the genus Palystes are known as rain spiders or lizard-eating spiders. Commonly they are confused with baboon spiders from the Mygalomorphae infraorder, which are not closely related.

Several species of huntsman spider can use an unusual form of locomotion. Carparachne aureoflava from the Namib desert uses a cartwheeling motion, while Cebrennus rechenbergi uses a flic-flac motion."

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So, a quick recap: speed, hunting, cartwheeling motion, flic-flac motion. Oh, dear God! The poor father probably had no idea about all this stuff whatsoever. This most likely explains why he thought that he could catch that creepy creature in that tiny Chinese food container.

At least his daughter wasn't as confident as him. "Daddy, careful!" he tells him right before he falls off the ladder, after which she funnily says to him: "I told you not to play with the spider."

One thing is sure, this video is bound to make you flinch or even let out a scream, but quickly after that, you're going to find the situation pretty damn hilarious. Especially since the very same guy has been attacked by yet another spider since his first video was filmed. Here's round 2, which proves that the man didn't learn anything from his mistakes.