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Woman can't believe what crawled out of her backpack after vacation

Woman Finds Huge Venomous Spider In Bag After Trip

This may be the freakiest way to end a vacation.

A woman in London returned home from a backpacking trip in Cameroon only to find THIS crawl out of her bag.

It's a huntsman spider and it's venomous. And that little pillow she's sitting on? Those are her 400 babies wrapped up nicely beneath her, according to the Evening Standard. Yes, a pregnant, venomous spider taken out of its natural habitat.

The woman, 31-year-old Nora Serrat, reportedly picked up the spider sometime during her two week stay in the rainforest. The body of a huntsman spider measures about an inch and half, and the legs? This momma arachnid reached a foot!

The spider, which has been named Hermione, crawled out of the woman's backpack while she was at work. Fortunately, she works with some brave people and a few coworkers actually managed to catch it in a box.

The spider, and every fearful soul around it, were unharmed in the incident and the soon-to-be mother was transferred to the London Zoo.

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hmcgeet March 18 2014 at 5:52 PM

STILL SCREAMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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tdiplaci March 18 2014 at 8:21 PM

Good thing it crawled out before the babies were born. Then there would have been a real infestation.

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Carmen CH tdiplaci March 18 2014 at 8:30 PM

No. it would have been a whole bunch of people on the end of the Earth!

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Melanie March 18 2014 at 8:36 PM

Ok...that thing would've been smashed..before I had a heart attack and died from seeing it. ...smh...just gross!

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kcarthey Melanie March 18 2014 at 9:02 PM

Actually, it is fairly beautiful. Living in the tropics I've become fascinated with some of the insects I share this planet with.

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citidew kcarthey March 18 2014 at 9:47 PM

Spiders are not insects.

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lindamermaid Melanie March 18 2014 at 9:22 PM


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sawsally15 March 18 2014 at 8:42 PM

Wheres SpiderMan when you need him?

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dlburns246 March 18 2014 at 8:43 PM


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Wendy March 18 2014 at 8:45 PM

why not back to africa where it belongs??

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EzinWy March 18 2014 at 8:50 PM

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ...

At times I wonder what God was doing in establishing the food chain with snakes, spiders, etc.

I can here their first words - Where's dad ?

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kcarthey March 18 2014 at 9:00 PM

One key point of traveling or living in the tropics or deserts is not to leave clothing on the floor. A second is to shake it out before putting it on and a third is to turn stuff inside out before wearing it.

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kmcc895370 kcarthey March 18 2014 at 9:53 PM

And in all three cases be prepared to run like hell if something bad comes tumbling out!!

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Hugh & Alice March 18 2014 at 9:01 PM

where's the RAID?

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t10093 March 19 2014 at 5:39 AM

How do you not notice a big, bucky spider like that in your backpack?

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grainman1955 t10093 March 19 2014 at 6:56 AM

I'm wondering the same.

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