Giant Spider Leaves Man Petrified, And The Footage Will Scare You Too

Oct 18 | 40 sharesMichelle Hambiliki

I think it's fair to say that pretty much everyone on the planet is absolutely terrified of spiders. It's also fair to say that the fear we have for these creatures is perfectly justified. I mean, spiders are undeniably sinister in appearance, they're alarmingly stealthy and they have eight creepy-looking legs. Not to mention the fact that many species are venomous.

The truth is, we are a world filled with arachnophobes, which is particularly unfortunate considering spiders are absolutely everywhere. There are on average about 131 of them per square meter in every part of the world.

In some parts of the world, spiders are found in much larger numbers and are generally bigger, faster, and more lethal than others. New Zealand is one of these places. In fact, one guy posted a clip of himself coming across a large, menacing sheet web spider.

Watch the hair-raising footage here:

The clip filmed in Waingaro, New Zealand was uploaded with the caption: "Came across this. Once my mate focused on it, his eyes nearly popped out of his head! Then he got the heebie-jeebies when a small dandy long leg spider crawled up his leg! Scaredy cat!"

The guy discovered the spider creeping around in his home while he was tearing ivy away from the side of his property. Soon after spotting the huge arachnid, the man called a friend to his house to show him the harrowing discovery.

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When his friend sees the massive spider, he recoils shouting: "Oh f***, he's big. Wow."

The camera then pans to the corner to where the enormous spider can be seen. After making a straight beeline for a distant field in order get away from the spider, the spooked pal adds: "That's the biggest spider I've seen in a long time. I can't get over that. I've never seen a spider like that."

Let's face it: we would all be terrified if we were within ten feet of that spider. Yeah, many spiders are completely harmless but the one in this video seems like it could do a lot of damage!