Woman Jumps Out Of Moving Van After Seeing Spider On Her Lap

When it comes to spider frights, there are three types of people in this world. Stampers, savers and freak out merchants.

The third one will - it seems - literally jump out of their moving car, before watching on as the vehicle rolls into the nearby river. Seems reasonable.

A woman in Georgia let her car roll into a river after seeing a spider. Credit: PA
A woman in Georgia let her car roll into a river after seeing a spider. Credit: PA

The unidentified woman in question, who did exactly this, spotted the spider as it crawled on to her lap. She then came to the logical decision that the best thing to do when faced with that situation was to go into flight-mode. Because that makes perfect sense, doesn't it?

NBC reported how the woman was backing her Kia van down a boat ramp to put her kayak in a river in Kingston, Georgia, on Sunday when she was startled by the innocent creepy crawly.

The van then rolled into the river, according to the Georgia State Patrol, and by the time someone arrived to rectify the situation, was long gone.

Etowah River in Georgia. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Thomson200
Etowah River in Georgia. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Thomson200

A GSP statement obtained by the AJC, read: "She stated that it floated downstream a few feet. And within seconds, it was totally submerged. A passerby in a boat attempted to locate the van, but without success."

The publication reported that the woman's insurance company will foot the bill for a dive team brought in to locate the vehicle and tow it out of the river.

Oh how we wish we were a fly on the wall for that conversation. Not looking good for next year's premiums...

This was the huntsman spider rescued in Australia. Credit: Facebook/Barnyard Betty's Rescue
This was the huntsman spider rescued in Australia. Credit: Facebook/Barnyard Betty's Rescue

One person who definitely wasn't over-exaggerating when faced with a spider situ was this guy who called out a rescue team to remove this huntsman spider. Because, presumably, stamping wouldn't have been enough.

Barnyard Betty, who runs Barnyard Betty's Rescue, saved Charlotte (yep, they named her), the HUGE Incy Wincy that was knocking around in Queensland, Australia.

Betty said: "I released her here on the farm after rescuing her, so I can't get any more photos or video her I'm sorry. She was going to be killed by humans.

"She was a beautiful, calm spider, not aggressive in any way and like most spiders she just wanted to go about her business eating bugs and living in peace. She didn't or doesn't need to be killed! Poor spiders are so misunderstood!

"All creatures great and small are welcome here at Barnyard Betty's Rescue a safe haven no matter how you look!"

Betty is a much better person that we are.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]

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