Giant ‘angry’ huntsman called Aragog that’s larger than a dinner plate traps a terrified family in their home

  • A giant spider has frightened a couple who were attempting to cook dinner
  • The enormous huntsman appeared on the glass door in Mount Coolum
  • Lauren Ansell posted a photo of the massive spider to the amazement of friends
  • Ms Ansell said the spider did not take kindly when they tried to move it along

An enormous spider has given a couple an almighty fright as it appeared on their glass door as they were trying to cook food.

Lauren Ansell from Mount Coolum in Queensland posted a photo of a monster huntsman spider nicknamed ‘Aragog’ that appeared on the outside of the window where her partner was attempting to cook dinner.

Ms Ansell said the spider appeared harmless, but did not take kindly after the pair attempted to move it from the glass. 

'Aragog' appeared on the glass door while Lauren Ansell and her partner were cooking dinner

The massive spider did appear happy when they tried to move it off the door

‘My partner was on the outside trying to cook our food. We didn’t want to kill it, but it didn’t like us for trying to move it along,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.

‘It’s still alive and happy. I nicknamed it Aragog.’

Ms Ansell said once she posted the photo of the spider on her Facebook her friends could not believe what was pictured.

Since the post the spider has found a new home and the couple have not seen it since.

‘It’s in the garden and we haven’t seen it since,’ she said.

‘It’s massive and was mean, but it’s alive and we didn’t want to kill it.’

The huge huntsman eventually disappeared back into the garden