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This Woman Rescued A Huge Spider From Drowning And People Are Like "Fuck That"

A truly Australian rescue mission.

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Andrea Gofton uploaded footage to her Facebook of the arachnid clinging to thin branches above rising water. So far the video has been viewed over 30,000 times.

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Gofton, who was outside a supermarket in Halifax when she spotted the spider struggling to get by, wrote on her Facebook that a branch was used to take it to a nearby dry patch.

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"Others wanted to kill it, so you should thank myself and Andrew Giliberto for saving him," wrote Gofton.

Many locals identified the spider as an eastern tarantula — otherwise known as the "bird-eating" or "whistling" spider, a native to North Queensland. While not fatal to humans in most cases, they can inflict a nasty bite on dogs and cats.

Reactions to the huge eight-legged monster are mixed, to say the least.

i have had some time to think about this and i've decided: fuck to the big spider

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Locals resucred this creature from flood waters. It's not a monkey, squirrel, or other cute critter. IT'S A SPIDER!!!! https://t.co/eMd0uLPNoC https://t.co/lS20byIzJu

This is a 40cm spider in Queensland that someone saved from flood waters...yeah fuck that!

Yass!!! Glad someone is out there saving #spiders. What a beauty! https://t.co/G26Ld9T8g6

maybe their kindness will be remembered when the Arachnids take over https://t.co/vsvoOXTMS2

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