Man discovers monster bird-eating spider in his garage
A photo of a giant sinister-looking golden orb spider hanging from a web in front of a bushland garage is seriously spooking the internet out.
Nicknamed Martha, this particular arachnid was first spotted by Facebook user Patrik Berg, who posted the snap on the social networking site.Check out the horrific moment a spider crawls out of a woman's ear:
The photo then went viral when it was posted to Reddit by a friend of Berg.
Golden orb spiders are typically known to feed on insects such as flies, beetles and moths and also small birds and bats.
Per MailOnline, the huge bird-eating spider was spotted by Berg while he was at a family barbecue at his sister's house in Buderim, on Queensland's Sunshine Coast Berg. He took the picture in November of 2016, telling Daily Mail Australia:
"I’ve seen some big ones before but not like that. She was an absolute monster. We were just going to have a barbecue and a couple of beers and I saw it as we pulled up in the driveway and just went ‘holy dooley’. He was holding his hand 5-10cm away from it. That was the closest he wanted to get to the beauty.
The actual length of the body in the photo was about 7cm and as thick as my thumb. With the leg span the spider was probably 17cm big. I wasn’t scared, I was amazed and struck by the beauty of it. I think they’re a gorgeous creature.
We just left it and took some pictures. They don’t live very long and one day she was gone. They’re quite common, especially in Buderim, there’s some big insects and lots of natural forests and rainforests."
Naturally, the picture has provoked quite a reaction online, with one Facebook user writing: "Ok, so I'll never go back to Australia dude."
"I can't bring myself to like this picture mate. Sorry," added another.
Others, however, weren't so alarmed by the appearance of the spider.
In fact, one person said: "Awesome what a beautiful creature".
While another added: "what a beauty!"