British woman’s hilarious reaction after she came face-to-face with a scary species of wildlife while watching the crocodile show at Australia Zoo
- A baby huntsman spider scared British woman Stephanie Cara during show
- It was hiding under her seat as she waited for the croc show at Australia Zoo
- A fellow zoo attendee scattered onlookers as he tried to catch the spider
A horrified British tourist filmed the moment a ‘hero’ caught a huntsman spider hiding under her seat during a visit to Australia Zoo.
Stephanie Cara shared the video on Monday after she’d headed to the famous Queensland zoo to watch its crocodile show.
‘This is insane, a huntsman spider was just underneath my seat while we were waiting for the show,’ she said.
‘There’s no way, no frickin way.’
A baby huntsman spider (above) crawled out from underneath British tourist Stephanie Cara’s seat at Australia Zoo
Huntsmans are a large spider – averaging about 12cm wide – that like to hide in small, dark places and are found across Australia.
While the spider is poisonous, huntsmans are typically very timid and their bite only has mild affects.
A man seated beside her jumped to the rescue and tried to catch the baby spider, armed with a zoo map and paper cup.
He started to follow the spider as it moved between the seats while scared onlookers watched on.
‘Get someone from the zoo to get it,’ Ms Cara yelled out to him.
‘Don’t try to be a hero.’
Just seconds later it looked like the man had caught the spider but it managed to run up the cup and escape as the crowd around him screamed.
However, the man was determined and managed to trap the spider a short time later.
A crowd gathered round as a man seated near Ms Cara caught the spider between a zoo map and paper cup (above)
Commenters wrote Ms Cara (above) was overreacting to the spider while hundreds more wrote they would’ve run away
‘You are so brave, well done!,’ Ms Cara yelled as the crowd cheered and applauded.
However, several Aussies in the comments said the whole saga was ‘hilarious’ and accused the tourists of overreacting.
‘He wanted to watch the show,’ one commenter joked.
‘I do not get how people get so scared of spiders,’ another said.
‘Just a normal house spider down here lol,’ a third person wrote.
But hundreds more commenters said they would have been even more terrified if the large spider crawled out from their seat.
‘Omg I would run and never stop running! This is absolute horror for me,’ one said.
‘And that’s why Australia is not on my list of places to visit,’ another person wrote.
‘I nearly threw my phone when he dropped the spider,’ a third commented.
A fourth said: ‘I would marry any man who did this for me in an instant.’