Olly Hurst, a plumber based in Perth, felt a tickle in his ear after putting his noise cancelling headphones on for work. When he pulled them off, he discovered a huge huntsman spider inside.
He turned the headphones upside down and began to shake them to get the huntsman out, but the arachnid wouldn’t budge. He continued to shake the headphones but the spider refused to move.
People suggested to burn it or simply buy a new one:
While spiders strike fear in many people, huntsmans are fairly docile and only bite when absolutely forced to. Their venom is not deadly, but can cause a lot of discomfort and pain.
Huntsman spiders usually choose to run away and hide rather than be aggressive. They typically survive in homes or in the wild by eating pests including flies and various bugs.
They are native to Australia and similar species of huntsmen spiders can be found in the U.S. and most of the world.