This gigantic hairy spider with a leg span of 8 inches was caught by hand when by Flávia Dornelles who lives in the sunny south of Portugal.
This video was posted on Facebook after a woman from the UK complained about giant false widows spiders in her UK home. False widows are quite big and can cause some severe life threatening reactions if you are bitten. After she posted on Facebook. Flávia posted in the messages this video of him catching a truly monstrous giant spider at his home in Portugal. He did not use any container he simply grabbed the spider gently by hand. So that he would not cause her any harm. He is a big fan of spiders and does not like to see them harmed if it is possible to catch them safely. But there are not many of us that would dare do this with a giant wild spider. Even if they are slow moving critters. Would you try?
There were many onlookers when the video was taken and many people were shocked that someone would be brave enough to tackle such a large spider by hand. I know i certainly would not.
Some people has suggested that this might be an exotic pet spider which could be the case. But tarantulas are actually found naturally in the wild in Italy, Spain and Portugal. Wikipedia. These spiders can all bite and give a painful reaction. But unless you have a severe allergy the bite is not considered deadly. More like a bee sting which causes localized pain and swelling.
If this story has not crept you out too much? Then read more details about the incident and see the full video at the link below. Or see it direct on Facebook as posted by Climatologia Geográfica at this link Facebook where it has already received over 8 million views by people who are fascinated by the actions of the very brave captor.
What Happens Next When Guy Tries To Catch Giant Spider In Portugal
What would you do?