Giant Spider Devours Cricket On Man's Hand
One man in Australia seems to have discovered the key to making eight-legged friends—crickets.
A video taken in Sydney shows a man hand feeding a cricket to a large Huntsman spider while it perches atop his hand. The close-up shows the normally skittish spider grasping a cricket in its jaws and slowly devouring it. The spider can be seen moving around in dance-like circles as it wraps the cricket, immobilized by its venom, in silk.
There are 94 known species of Huntsman spiders in Australia. They frequently appear inside people's homes, where they scurry out from behind furniture, cabinets, or wall hangings.