Australian woman endures nightmare spider invasion

Adelaide, Australia - This nightmare seemed like it would never end!

This huge hunting spider was sitting on the dashboard of Emma's car.
This huge hunting spider was sitting on the dashboard of Emma's car.  © Facebook/Screenshot/@CosiCostello

Mother-of-three Emma, from Adelaide, Australia, was pulling up to a gas station on Christmas Day when she discovered a giant Huntsman spider in her vehicle.

In an interview with Daily Mail, she recalled details of the terrifying experience: "As I pulled up, I looked out of the corner of my eye and on passengers side, on the dash was the spider."

For a while, Emma was unable to do anything but stare at the uninvited guest in fear.

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Finally, she gathered all her courage and faced the arachnid, armed with one of her shoes.

"I tried to get it out while looking through the windscreen to create a barrier but it jumped and ended up on the glove box," Emma said.

Sheer horror on the expressway

Days later, the car was full of webs.
Days later, the car was full of webs.  © Facebook/Screenshot/@CosiCostello

Ultimately, the attempt to remove the giant hunting spider alive failed. Emma had no choice but to crush the creepy crawler and dispose of it in a trash can.

But this was far from the end of the story. A few days later, Emma was driving along the expressway with her three children (ages five, 10, and 12) when, at 60 miles per hour, the real shock followed.

Suddenly, baby spiders started crawling out everywhere, to her never-ending horror: "My eldest freaked out when she saw a baby in the front seat, the other two in the back turned into statues," Emma said.

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The family sped home, and everyone fled the car in a panic. For days, the vehicle remained parked in front of the house, while Emma researched what to do next. Eventually, she settled on treating the entire car with insect repellant.

As she was about to start, however, she stumbled on a haunting image: the inside of her car was covered in spider webs. Eventually, the repellant worked and finally put an end to the horror.

It's not the first time an Australian driver has had to deal with a nasty eight-legged surprise waiting in their vehicle.

Cover photo: Facebook/Screenshot/@CosiCostello

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