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A terrified couple found a whopper of a tarantula outside their apartment, and when I say 'a whopper of a tarantula', I mean:
Nightmare fuel, eh?
Teouna Thomas and her husband Ken, who live in Texas in the US, couldn't believe their eyes when they saw the huge spider casually dangling down in front of their window earlier this week.
Scary stuff, and made all the more scary when the couple's 12-week-old puppy rushed over to try and sniff the spider, prompting concerns that he may get bitten.
Teouna told WISTV: "I thought the spider was going to jump on him and bite him.
"We didn't know if it was poison or not, so we opened to door and let him in as my husband went out."
Showing that not all heroes wear capes, husband Ken stepped up to get the spider, which had crawled onto the top of the door by this point.
"My husband caught it in a plastic container," Teouna said. "When he put the container against the door, I hit the window on the opposite side, and it jumped in."
Team work makes the dream work, guys.
With the spider safely trapped inside the plastic container, the couple called their apartment complex office to have it picked up and moved elsewhere.
Speaking about the experience, Teouna added: "We were horrified! We've never seen any spider this huge in our lives!"
She added: "We often sit out on our patio at night with no lights, but we won't be doing that anymore!" Well, I can't say I blame you there.
Local news outlet, KSAT 12 got in touch with the San Antonio Zoo to try and discover what type of spider it was and were told that it was most likely a Texas Tan Tarantula, which, as the name suggests, is a common species in Texas.
Although the scary-looking spiders can grow up to four to six inches long, experts from the zoo said that they're harmless to humans and can actually help to keep pests away as they munch on crickets and roaches. Lovely...
It's currently mating season for the arachnids, which could explain why this one was out on the prowl.