Only in Australia, aye.
Imagine: you’re walking down the streets, minding your own business and you see a humongous wasp about to consume an equally-gigantic huntsman spider.
I don’t know about you but I’d run like the wind.
Well, one Sydney citizen spotted this very scene earlier this week in the beachside suburb of Bronte. What did they do? They stopped to take a photo, and then uploaded it on Reddit.
(WARNING: Please do not read this whilst eating.)
The hawk wasp paralyses its spider prey with its stinger before it lays an egg inside the spider.
In this image, the wasp can be seen dragging the spider back to its nest. The tarantula hawk wasp is an insect that can carry double their weight (there’s no way they’re not on ‘roids).
Once the spider is placed in the nest, the wasp lays its egg and then the offspring eats it from the inside-out.
I did warn you this wasn’t an appropriate lunch read.
The image has already been shared over 37,000 times on Reddit and people certainly have something to say.
Best part about this post? We all knew it was Australia without reading the description. WE JUST KNEW. – dakotaisspiderman
I’m from Germany and so far I’ve been spared the sight of these alien looking fuckers but Wikipedia says they are pretty common in Europe and even Germany so I’ll just stay inside forever now. – S1mba93
If those things lived inside of a 300mi radius, I’d move. Fuck that noise. They’re the size of dinner plates and I’m terrified of the tiny little spiders we have. I’d for sure have a heart attack if I saw one of those in person. – JohnnySasaki20
I had a desire to visit Australia. I no longer have that desire. Thanks for saving me some money. –junkiesaysno
I would literally rather fist fight a polar bear buck naked than live somewhere where I might even have a remote chance of seeing one of these. – Sveniven
In other news, someone has been putting tiny cowboy hats on Las Vegas pigeons. Read about it here.
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