A spine-chilling photo of a spider wasp pulling a spider huntsman has gone online viral. It happened in Australia. The picture that shows the orange wasp on the back of the spider was posted on Reddit two days ago, where it was ‘ upvoted ‘ more than 39,000 times.
Tarantula hawk wasps use their sting before dragging them into their nests to paralyze their prey. According to BBC, the body of the spider is used as a living host for the wasp to lay an egg in. Meanwhile, Huntsman spiders are considered by leg span to be the largest spider in the world.
“Got home from work to find this tarantula hawk wasp carting off a huntsman spider,” wrote the Reddit user who shared the photo online, adding that the picture was clicked in Sydney.
Since being shared online, the photo has received more than 3,600 shocked comments.
“Please delete Australia,” wrote one person. “Well I no longer want to be Australian. I’m moving to Poland where I will live my life as a goat,” another said.
“Your country is filled with terrifying monster beasts,” a third Reddit user added.
In June, many were surprised by a picture of a huntsman spider devoring a possum in Australia.