In Case You Need More Proof That Australian Spiders Are Terrifying

​Here's the moment a Huntsman spider dragged a mouse along a fridge

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Video footage captured in a kitchen in Queensland has just secured Australia's status as home to the world's deadliest animals. 

Tradesman Jason Wormal was on his way to work on Monday morning when his neighbour stopped him to ask if he'd like to see something "cool," The Guardian reports.

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For Wormal, it was an offer he couldn't refuse, so he walked into his neighbour's kitchen to find a Huntsman spider crawling up a fridge, while carrying a whole mouse in its mouth. Just your average bit of wildlife spotting, really. 

"So I am just about to leave for work about 0030 and me neighbour says 'You want to see something cool' and I say 'Hell yeah', Wormal explained on Facebook.

"So we proceed to his place and he shows me this. Huntsman trying to eat a mouse."

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Presumably, the spider was off to enjoy a free dinner somewhere in private, but whatever its intention, this terrifying yet impressive sight has gone down well on social media. 

After sharing the post in the early hours of Monday, Wormal's video had been watched 8 million times. Later, he assured the 50,000 Facebook commenters that the spider, who has been named Hermie, was safe and sound.

"Ok guys so just letting you all know that the spider is fine," Wormal said. "We have named him Hermie, we have adopted him and he is now running his own extermination business out of our town Coppabella. Oh and he is now paying rent. Lol."

Huntsman spiders are widespread in Australia and although their venom isn't dangerous to humans, they are known for their impressive speed and hunting ability. 

"Despite their intimidating size, huntsman spiders can be an ally in the house; they help with pest-control by eating smaller insects," says Australian Geographic

A Hunstman as a house pet? We can't see it catching on.