Huntsman Spider Interrupts Health Minister's COVID Briefing in Australia - Video

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Huntsmans are big spiders that despite being venomous, are not considered dangerous as they rarely bite humans.
The Australian state of Queensland's health minister Yvette D'ath was giving a COVID briefing to the media when one of the journalists told her she had a huntsman spider crawling on her.
D'ath remained visibly calm and continued talking, however, she had to interrupt her speech and get help when the spider turned out to be under her foot.
“Ok can someone please get that spider off? [...] “This shows how controlled I can be. I don’t like huntsmen but I’m going to keep going and I’m going to pretend I don’t have a huntsman on me right now and let someone else manage this, but if it gets anywhere near my face, please let me know,” D'ath said.
Huntsmans are large spiders, their leg span may reach up to 15cm. Although they possess venom, they rarely bite and are not considered dangerous.
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