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1 Only In Australia LOL! on Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:27 pm

NanneeRose

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[size=50]Terrifying photo of giant spider nicknamed Charlotte goes viral[/size]




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It’s like a terrifying scene straight out of a Harry Potter movie, except this time, it’s real.
Photos of a giant huntsman spider that was rescued in Queensland, Australia, last year are going viral — and people can’t believe their eyes.
“Yes, she is very real and very large and not photoshopped,” Barnyard Betty’s Rescue, a local animal sanctuary that rescued the spider, explained in a Facebook post on Thursday. 
Though alarmingly large, huntsman spiders — with leg spans of up to 12 inches — are generally known to be gentle, harmless creatures.
This hairy, 8-legged spider nicknamed Charlotte is living proof.

Barnyard Betty’s Rescue shares a photo of Charlotte the spider on Facebook.

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“She was a beautiful, calm spider, not aggressive in any way and like most spiders she just wanted to go about her business eating bugs and living in peace,” the rescue organization explained. “She didn’t or doesn’t need to be killed! Poor spiders are so misunderstood!”
The spider was discovered last October in an old farmhouse.
“The kids came running out of the house yelling to me that there was a spider,” Betty from Barnyard Betty’s Rescue told CBS News. “Their mother wanted to kill it. I said ‘No, don’t kill; I’ll remove it!’”
Ordinarily, when Betty tries to catch a spider, she pops a glass over them on the wall and then slides some paper underneath.
But when she saw the size of Charlotte, she knew she needed a new plan.
“She was the size of a dinner plate,” Betty described. “So, I grabbed an old broom and gently got her to climb onto the broom head.”
After snapping some photos, Betty released the spider into an old shed where she knew she’d be safe from people and predators. 
The photos have been shared by 75,000 people since they were first posted in October 2015. 
“I’m not sure why now but she is going absolutely viral and become an internet sensation,” Barnyard Betty’s Rescue wrote.
The internet has been fascinated by spiders lately. Last week, a haunting video of a huntsman spider carrying a whole mouse in its mouth up the outside of a refrigerator captured everyone’s attention. Some even called “Mouse Spider” the next “Pizza Rat.”
But Barnyard Betty’s Rescue assures you there’s nothing to fear from Charlotte.
She’s a “magnificent girl,” Betty said.
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/terrifying-photo-of-giant-spider-nicknamed-charlotte-goes-viral/

2 Re: Only In Australia LOL! on Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:42 am

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Your perfectly welcomed to keep them there 'Down Under'...  :affraid:    : thumbs up:





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3 Re: Only In Australia LOL! on Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:02 am

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THERE YOU ARE MARTY!!! I was wondering where you were. Are you well?



It's the simple things, small every day deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.......~Gandalf~

4 Re: Only In Australia LOL! on Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:52 pm

MartyM

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OH I'm always around my dear, I check in most every day but generally reserve my comments for when I can stir the S#$%, which is much easier to do when your around.   shy    





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5 Re: Only In Australia LOL! on Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:34 pm

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LOL I play nice now Marty, purps and I have worked it out I'm the good cop! :tup:



It's the simple things, small every day deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.......~Gandalf~

6 Re: Only In Australia LOL! on Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:17 pm

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  Really ?  What were you two drinking when you came up with that ?  question

    or was it something a bit stronger ?      Would have loved to have been a fly on the wall for that party...   cheers2    





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7 Re: Only In Australia LOL! on Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:47 pm

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I'm a changed person Marty and for the better I must say LOL! There is enough crap in the world without me adding to it! I'd rather try and help people than hurt them



It's the simple things, small every day deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.......~Gandalf~

8 Re: Only In Australia LOL! on Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:13 pm

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I know for a fact that the 'spider' could put together a 'puzz' 3-D!! No doubt in my mind- Did you happen to check out that site, NanneeRose? question Elmo white cat

9 Re: Only In Australia LOL! on Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:40 pm

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Marty I have just decided to let my inner bitch loose after many years of being in hibernation and I needed an angel to balance this out. And our Nannee is just that!

   



  

10 Re: Only In Australia LOL! on Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:59 pm

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Regardless of the roles we are comprised of, be it Bitch or Angel, we hear are blessed and happy to have you both and share a part of your journey as you share ours...      :love126:       :lotus4:     :love-125:





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11 Re: Only In Australia LOL! on Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:09 pm

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Nawwwwww well put purps and thanks so much much Marty I am mighty glad to be with you too!

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Terbs no I haven't had a chance yet I pop in here and that's about all time allows for at the moment.



It's the simple things, small every day deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.......~Gandalf~

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