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Brit discovers huge spider in their home but refuses for it to be killed

Keryn Donnelly

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Brit discovers huge spider in their home but refuses for it to be killed

You can go ahead and file this one under... your worst nightmare.

A British man discovered a huge spider in his friend's house and said spider is now going to be 're-homed'.

Danny Higgins posted a photo of the beast on the British Spider Identification Facebook group with the caption: "Trying to ID this for a friend, was thinking maybe Male Eratigena SP, any suggestions welcome, thank you in advance!"

A lot of people in the group agreed the spider was huge and that Danny and his friend should probably just hand the house over to him.


"They are proper getting huge now!" one person commented.

Another added: "I'm not scared of spiders usually but that looks like the mf from Harry Potter get out the house to safety."

A third said: "Yep, that’s a 'I’d move out' kind of spider. His house now!"

While others tried to figure out what type of spider it was.

Credit: Facebook/Danny Higgins.
Credit: Facebook/Danny Higgins.

"Definitely looks more like a huntsman than a GHS (Giant House Spider) either way that's huge. He should be paying rent," one person commented.

"It looks too much like a tank to be a GHS. It looks like a huntsman," someone else agreed.

"Sparrassidae, huntsman, native to Australia, bananas of cargo maybe," added a third.


Danny later updated the group and explained to them that because he and his friend are wheelchair users he had called Environmental Health to come and catch the spider for him.

"[They] have arranged to pick this big boy up, thank you to everyone for your suggestions and advice! Keeping a safe distance and a watchful eye on him until then, may the odds forever be in my favour," he said.

But then several group members explained that Environmental Health would likely kill the spider and it would be better off 'rehomed'.

"I'm sure someone on here would have rehomed it and ID'd it for you. Such a shame the environmental health/pest control will end up destroying it," one person commented.


"We had someone who could have rehomed it for you as well. Environmental health will most likely kill it," added a second.

Danny then updated the group for a second time and said he had spoken with a friend who was going to re-home the spider for him.

"After finding out Environmental Health would kill it, I've cancelled their visit and have spoken to a good friend who specialises in homing spiders, didn't sit right with me that I'd be responsible for its death... so he will be picked up very shortly," he said.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Danny Higgins.

Topics: News, UK News, Animals

Keryn Donnelly
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