Jump to content

Welcome to Unexplained Mysteries! Please sign in or create an account to start posting and to access a host of extra features.

- - - - -

Huntsman spider seen on customer's back

huntsman spider the granary cafe

  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1    Still Waters

Still Waters

    Deeply Mysterious

  • 43,348 posts
  • Joined:01 Jun 2008
  • Gender:Female

  • Sometimes it's better to keep the mystery unexplained.

Posted 12 October 2012 - 02:12 PM

A cafe waitress was shocked when she saw a giant spider the size of a 'tennis ball' crawling on a customer’s back.

The four inch long Huntsman spider had unwittingly been brought back by the customer in his luggage after a recent trip to Australia.

Waitress Sian Ward, whose aunts run The Granary cafe in the Welsh border town of Hay on Wye, said the spider was ‘hairy and the size of a tennis ball.’


Posted Image

#2    wolfknight


    Psychic Spy

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,658 posts
  • Joined:26 Jun 2007
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:USA Kentucky

  • There is nothing to Fear, but fear itself

Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:01 PM

That is a big spider. Looks sort of like a wolf spider.

#3    Coffey


    Majestic 12 Operative

  • Member
  • 5,671 posts
  • Joined:09 Oct 2009
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Norwich UK

  • "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:50 PM



Waitress's terror as she sees Huntsman spider



But despite its size she said she was not worried because she regularly has to deal with spiders in the cafe as all the other staff are afraid of them

Usual brilliant reporting skills by the Daily Fail...... :whistle:

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.

#4    Hasina


    Maximillion Hotpocket Puckershuttle

  • Member
  • 3,050 posts
  • Joined:28 Aug 2012
  • Gender:Female


Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:52 PM

Daw, Cyril's a cute little guy... Well, not so little, but you know what I mean.

Posted Image


#5    Orcseeker



  • Member
  • 2,821 posts
  • Joined:15 Dec 2007
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Australia

Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:53 PM

Haven't seen one of these in a good while, they are actually quite harmless little guys. Usually just hang around in the corner on the ceiling and catch little insects. They usually release sprays through the air conditioners, surprised this one survived that.

#6    coldethyl


    ~☆~Public Animal #9~☆~

  • Member
  • 16,381 posts
  • Joined:22 Mar 2005
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:~*★*~In the Breeze~*★*~

  • ~*★*~Engine of destruction~*★*~

Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:10 PM

You'd think the customer would have felt that.  ew

#7    K_Bonita



  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 258 posts
  • Joined:23 May 2012
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Canada

  • For every dark night,there's a brighter day.

Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:23 PM

Oh my....If I saw one of these I would pass out lol, even the smallest spider sends chills down my spine.  :(

“I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then. ”

#8    Simbi Laveau

Simbi Laveau

    Overlord A. Snuffleupagus

  • Member
  • 8,266 posts
  • Joined:26 Feb 2012
  • Location:Rim of hell

  • ~So what's all this then ?!

Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:48 AM

And people worry about mere bedbugs

Miss me?

#9    magnoliaReverie



  • Member
  • 2,933 posts
  • Joined:31 Dec 2011
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Canada

  • In the end, we'll all become stories.

Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:59 AM

Yeesh. Harmless or not, I like my spiders where i can see them and not hanging out on my back unknowingly.  A friend of mine was in Australia years ago and had one fall out from behind the visor when he pulled it down.  I hate when spiders do that!

#10    Q-C



  • Member
  • 5,533 posts
  • Joined:06 Mar 2012
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Tejas

Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:16 PM

Love the video. Hahaha. That would be me!
His daughter's voice is adorable. "Be careful Daddy!"

Bigfoot is in the eye of the beholder

Scottish Scientists Only!

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users