Giant spider gives birth to hundreds of babies in woman’s mailbox


Hundreds of baby spiders in woman’s mailbox 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A woman of Australia, was overjoyed to learn that a large spider moving into the mailbox outside of her home.

Natasha Joyce of North Bendigo, said that she watched as the large spider was getting ready to give birth to its babies.

After waiting for a few long weeks, the huntsman spider gave birth to hundreds of babes inside her mailbox. Joyce used her camera to record a video of the baby spiders in her mailbox.

She then uploaded the video to YouTube.

“We found this huntsman spider with its newly made egg sac six weeks ago. We have been checking on her progress daily. It was a long gestation period, as this species usually hatch within 2 to 3 weeks, but the weather has been odd lately.

“Anyway, we were delighted to find today, that they were all safely arrived, ready to be eaten by each other and other predators.

“Congratulations Hortense the Huntsman Protector of the Post! The colored cardboard at the bottom of the letterbox is the 'nursery furniture' installed by my friend's kids, in readiness for the tiny arrivals,” Joyce wrote on YouTube.

Huntsman spiders are members of the family Sparassidae. They are known by this name because of their speed and mode of hunting.

They are also called giant crab spiders because of their size and appearance.