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Man Branded 'Cruel' For Killing Spider With Dart

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.

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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!"

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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

Topics: News, Viral, Animals

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]

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