Man Branded 'Cruel' For Killing Spider With Dart

A video showing a man killing a spider with a perfectly aimed dart has sparked a bit of an online backlash with many people calling out the man for being 'cruel'.

In the short clip, a spider can be seen crawling down a wall before the camera pans to a man holding a dart. Taking aim from across the room he hits the spider, which then wriggles around, seemingly in pain, while pinned by the dart.


The man can be heard saying: "Who's the man?" while a female voice in the background accuses him of being cruel.

And it wasn't just her who thought the whole thing was cruel, after the clip was posted online a number of people have taken to social media to condemn his actions.

One woman wrote: "Just saw a video of someone who had thrown a dart and pinned down a spider, it was struggling to get away. I honestly fucking hate people, what gives you the right to do that to a living creature? Spiders, small or not, have just as much right to life as all of us."

Another called him a 'horrible man' and warned: "You have just created so much bad luck in your life now. Spiders get rid of flies ridden with bacteria...Oh well good luck to you!"

While others commented to simply call him 'cruel' and his actions 'disgusting'.

The unnamed man has been branded 'cruel' by some online. Credit: Twitter/@Call458
The unnamed man has been branded 'cruel' by some online. Credit: Twitter/@Call458

However, others responded to praise the man, with arachnophobe writing: "All heroes don't wear capes. God bless this man."

While another added: "Damn, that's good aim."

The man in the clip, believed to have been filmed in Scotland, has yet to identified, so how he feels about his newly-found Internet fame we don't know.

Hopefully in future he'll use the trusty old pint glass and a bit of paper trick, rather than lashing darts around the place killing bugs and putting holes in his walls.

He's clearly not alone in his distaste for the eight-legged creatures, with a US man managing to set fire to his parents' house by attempting to kill spiders with a blow-torch.

The unnamed man was looking after his folks' house in Fresno, California, last September when he came across some spiders, 6 ABC reported.

The man believed the spiders were 'dangerous, black widows', so picked up a blow-torch to take them out - but some of the flames caught and before he knew it the place was ablaze.

It took a total of 29 spiders to deal with the fire, but fortunately no one was hurt. Although I reckon the spiders were probably done for.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@Call458

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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