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Australia certainly isn’t a place for the faint of heart. Between the viral videos of deadly snakes and unusually strong giant spiders, the Australian wildlife continues to prove its ferocity.

Hermie the huntsman spider was captured on film by Jason Womal. Hermie was seen carrying a mouse, which it probably intended to devour, up a wall.

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“What’s he gonna do with him?” asked Womal.


The footage quickly circulated online and had been viewed more than 6.5 million times by Monday afternoon. In a later post, Wormal assured his Facebook friends that the spider is alive and well.

Lauren Grose About the author:
Lauren is an Associate Content Editor at RARE. During her years at Bloomsburg University, she delved into modern media by creating a fashion column titled “Dear Bloom,” which ultimately became a YouTube series. Shortly after graduating, Lauren packed her bags and flew to Tokyo to explore the city’s culture and, ...Read more
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