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Giant Wolf Spider Sets Grown Men on Edge but What Was on Its Back Had Them Screaming

"About the size of a Gatorade cap."

Image source: YouTube

The sight of a large spider would probably give most people at least a little case of the heebie-jeebies, but what a man filmed crawling all over such a spider's back was enough to send him and his friend screaming.

The Facebook user going by Bobby Brown posted a video last week, which he then uploaded to YouTube this week, showing a wolf spider walking along. As it got closer, the men saw that its back was full of squirming baby spiders.

Image source: YouTube Image source: YouTube

"Dude, look at the babies on its back," one of the men said.

As the spider continued closer toward them, the videographer said, "Dude, f*** that" and cut out.

Watch the footage (Content warning: strong language):

The video has been viewed more than 8 million times since being posted on Facebook Oct. 18.

In his description of the video, Brown described the "little lady" as being about 4 inches in diameter with her body being "about the size of a Gatorade cap with all of the babies on her."

According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, wolf spiders don't spin webs, which is why the hatched babies are taking a ride on mom's back in this video. When they're still eggs, the sack is attached to the bottom of her abdomen.

While it might look intimidating, the state department said a wolf spider bite is relatively harmless to humans.

(H/T: Daily Mail)

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