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Here's a Giant Wasp Dragging a Giant Spider Through Someone's Kitchen

Published On 01/09/2017 Published On 01/09/2017

Between toilet-dwelling snakes with an appetite for penis and Huntsman spiders the size of your face, it's safe to say Australia is home to some of the world's most terrifying creatures. In case you're not already freaked out by the ferocious fauna, look no further than this new video of a giant wasp dragging a giant spider through someone's kitchen.

As a report by Mashable explains, a man named Adam Farrow-Palmer recently captured the footage in Sydney, Australia after the wasp flew in through the back door. The video appears to show a Spider Wasp (which sounds terrifying by itself) dragging a stunned Hunstman spider missing a couple of legs through the kitchen and into a bathroom, where it proceeds to climb up a wall. Farrow-Palmer said he and his friends eventually managed to capture the wasp and that if eventually left its prey behind, which is lucky for the paralyzed Huntsman considering how such wasps feed.

David Bock, coordinator at the Australian Museum's Search and Discover Department, explained the grisly process like this, according to the Mashable report: "What it'll do is pretty much drag it in a straight line back to its nest. It's already dug a burrow, so take the spider down while it's still alive. [The wasp] will then lay a single egg in it, the baby will hatch out and then it'll start to eat the spider alive." Damn, you guys. Damn.

Anyway, is it socially acceptable to literally bathe in bug spray? Asking for a friend.

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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and would not be pleased if this were his kitchen. Send news tips to news@thrillist.com and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.

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