Giant Tarantula Wasp Takes on Spider in Horrifying Viral Image
Giant Tarantula Wasp Takes on Spider in Horrifying Viral Image
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Giant Tarantula Wasp Takes on Spider in Horrifying Viral Image

This viral picture from Australia (of course!) has sent a shiver down all of our spines as two of the most terrifying creepy crawlies in existence - the tarantula hawk wasp and the huntsman spider - met their match in each other.

Let's be honest, most of us would freak out about finding a spider in our room. So imagine how horrifying the experience must have been for this Reddit user who discovered a huntsman spider being carried by an enormous tarantula hawk wasp.

Whilst huntsman spiders are big and hairy, they're not generally thought to be too dangerous to humans. The tarantula hawk wasp, on the other hand, is said to have a sting so painful that doctors advise victims to simply lie down and scream.

In this creepy photo, the enormous orange wasp has paralysed the huntsman spider and is carrying it away. Reddit user space_monster says they found the insects this way when they got home from work.

The post quickly received plenty of attention - and absolutely nobody was surprised to discover that the photo had been taken in Australia - in Bronte, Sydney, to be precise.

For many Redditers, the post was enough to put them off visiting Australia for life - with one viewer commenting:

I had a desire to visit Australia. I no longer have that desire. Thanks for saving me some money.
By Kim Scott

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