Little prepares you for when you come face to face with an oversized spider.
You can’t simply swat it as it’s likely to take your arm off, and it’s just too big to trap under a glass. So what are you supposed to do? For this couple, the only solution was to accept that they’d better just get used to living with the beast.
Lauren Ansell from Mount Coolum in Queensland Australia uploaded a photo and video footage of Aragog, the enormous huntsman spider she named after the pet kept by Harry Potter character, Hagrid.
Lauren and her partner were busy cooking when the monstrous bug appeared on the glass door. According to Lauren it didn’t seem like much of a threat ... that is, until they tried to move it and saw how it became agitated.
So is this what life in Australia is like? Forever on the lookout for hideously overgrown creatures that may or may not kill you? How do Aussie’s get anything done, you might ask?
"My partner was on the outside trying to cook our food. We didn't want to kill it, but it didn't like us for trying to move it along. It's still alive and happy. I nicknamed it Aragog," Lauren told Daily Mail Australia.
Since then Aragog has relocated to another part of the garden, though neither Lauren nor her partner can say for sure where he is. The weirdest is thing is that they don’t seem to care. For most people, seeing such a spider there one moment but gone the next would be enough to cause sleepless nights.
According to Lauren, much like his namesake in Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, Aragog has simply gone to the “forbidden forest.” In case you haven’t seen the film, that also means that this hairy, eight-legged creepy crawly is about to give birth to around 700 little ones that will give chase if you try to escape in your magic car... or something like that.
In all fairness, you do have to respect the couple’s live and let live approach, given that most folks would probably risk smashing the windows with a baseball bat just to make sure it was dead, dead, dead!