Australian man films giant wasp carrying massive spider

By Ben Hooper
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May 2 (UPI) -- A shocked onlooker in Australia captured video of a massive wasp carrying its latest prey -- an even larger huntsman spider.

The video, posted to YouTube by user TD, shows the large wasp carrying the giant spider up and over a garden wall.


The wasp makes a wrong turn on the wall and ends up on the sleeve of the filmer's jacket, which had been left draped over the wall.

"It's got my jacket," the man says as he shakes the insect and its arachnid prey off the garment.

The wasp lands in the grass, still clutching the spider, and carries its kill away.

The huntsman spider is a celebrated hunter in its own right, gaining international fame for its ability to carry a kill as large a full-grown mouse up a wall.

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