Woman spots giant spider by her head while driving

By Ben Hooper  |  Nov. 20, 2017 at 12:47 PM
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Nov. 20 (UPI) -- An Australian woman said a routine drive home from work turned into the longest 20 minutes of her life when she spotted a massive spider over her head.

Bianca Merrick of Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, said she was driving home Friday when she spotted the stowaway next to the visor over her driver's seat.

Merrick captured video of the enormous hairy spider clinging to the ceiling.

"I was on my way home from work when I looked up and saw it staring at me," Merrick said. "I considered stopping but I didn't know how I'd get it out of the car, so I thought the best option for me was to keep driving and pretend it wasn't there for the longest 20 minutes of my life."

She said the spider apparently went away on its own.

"When I got home I slowly got out of the car, locked the door, went to sleep and pretended that it never happened. I checked the car next [day], armed with bug spray and a broom but there was no spider to be found," she said.

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