This is a short Instagram video of a large huntsman spider in North Queensland, Australia that decides it’s going to steal a man’s vintage ATV and jumps at the man when he tries to to reclaim his property. Some more fascinating information about spiders and their affinity for four-wheelers:
Arachnologist Dr Robert Raven from the Queensland Museum, said the vibrations from the quad bike attract spiders at a ‘rocket speed’.
‘We don’t know why but spiders will cover your tyres and become stirred up from the engine creating the deep vibrations,’ he told Daily Mail Australia.
He said spiders will gather and behave erratically if the vehicle is an older model and runs on diesel.
LOL @ “spiders will gather and behave erratically if the vehicle is an older model and runs on diesel.” I assume that’s science-talk for a good old fashioned diesel-powered spider orgy. If you were a fly on the wall at one of those parties, am I right?! “You’d be a goner.” Never even stood a chance.