“Is there anyone that could remove this from my house,” Clarke wrote in a local Facebook group. “Now!???”
The spider was identified as a huntsman spider, a species commonly found in Australia. While huntsman spiders can grow to be very large, they’re not at all aggressive and aren’t dangerous to humans. In fact, they even make great roommates because they help control pests. So despite being huge and maybe a little scary looking, the spider on Clarke’s wall had no intention of hurting her — but that didn’t stop Facebook from freaking out.
As soon as Clarke posted the pictures of the spider, commenters flocked from all over to give their opinion about how she should handle the situation. Many of the suggestions included starting a fire and just moving altogether, but luckily, Clarke was much more levelheaded about the whole thing.