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Olly Hurst, a plumber based in Perth, Australia, is used to wearing earmuffs during his working hours to protect his ears from the noise and to help him maintain focus.
While having his earmuffs on, he felt something tickling him but he couldn’t tell what it was. He decided to check what was inside his earmuffs.
“I absolutely knew I could feel something tickling my ear. Hmmm, nasty,” Olly shared with ABC Perth.
Olly took off his earmuffs and looked at what was inside. He discovered a huntsman spider hiding in them. He tried to remove the spider from the earmuffs, but the spider resisted and did its best to stay. Then Olly decided to shake the earmuffs which triggered several comments on the ABC Perth Facebook page.
“I bet the spider had a headache,” Kathleen Lauchlan commented on the post.
“Poor thing, would have been terrified. Hope it got out safely,” Natasha Parkinson stated.
The video showing Olly and the huntsman spider encounter went viral with 1.6k reactions and 6.3k comments.
“Beautiful creature. Would definitely be easier to admire it from further away than your eardrum though,” Kerryn Weier shared.