Huntsman Mother and Her 100 Children Make New Home in Mailbox

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Australia proved once again it is the undisputed king of spiders after a huntsman, endearingly named Hortense, and her 100 or so children moved into a mailbox in a Victoria home.

Video from November 21, taken by North Bendigo woman Natasha Joyce, shows her opening her mailbox and finding a Holconia huntsman, which The Bendigo Advertiser reported as having lived there for six weeks. Over that time, the mother stood by the egg sac as hundreds of spiders began to hatch.

The video shows Hortense and her swarm of children hanging around the egg sac; in the other corner of the mailbox, what appears to be a bull ant or wasp falls into the web and gets caught. Credit: YouTube/Natasha Joyce via Storyful

  • G
    Ugly for us, but it is just an animal trying to survive, with their offspring. Spiders are very important to keep other pests at bay (namely dust mites and bedbugs), and are actually very scared of humans. I'm not saying kiss them and ask them out on a date, but give them some credit.
  • G
    I cant believe this video doesn't end with that mailbox being soaked in WD-40 and lit on fire
  • L
    We are all just trying to survive ... Ugly but we are all just trying to survive...leave spiders alonre
  • l
    HeII no!
  • T
  • J
    Poor Mailman?
  • H
    I'd move immediately..
  • w
    Daddy longlegs (vibrating spiders) bother me the least. Followed by "Wolf" spiders (whom can leave you scratching a bite for a couple of days) but no worse than a mosquito bite. I don`t have "Huntsman`s" where i live but my research suggests that they are similar to the previous two mentioned which i consider harmless and helpful.
    Black Widows i can`t take a chance with. If they are way up in the rafters of an old barn, Ok but any closer and......"YOU DIE"!
  • D
    All sorts of NOPE!!!
  • P
    Spiders are amazing creatures. I welcome them in my house and even give them names. They get rid of all sorts of things and here in UK they are harmless. Never understood why people go all hysteric and they are far from ugly. The ugly creatures on the planet at the moment are us!
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