Australian Girl Leaps Out Of Car Because Of A Spider. Car Ends Up In Lake.

I know what you’re thinking, just another case of a stupid human person over reacting to a tiny little spider. This is just another case of a girl getting overly scared and her poor defenseless car pays the ultimate price. While this is undoubtedly a severe reaction to a spider lets not forget this is also Australia. Literally every single animal living down under wants to kill you in the most terrible way possible. Snakes, Sharks, Crocodiles, Jellyfish, Bees, and some of the nastiest spiders on planet earth. Nothing their likes humans.

The young woman in question jumped out of her car when a huntsman spider jumped from the darkness on to her lap. Her fight or flight reflex kicked in and she fled. Unfortunately the car was on a boat ramp, and the parking brake was not engaged. So, rather predictably, the car rolled into the water. By the time authorities arrived on the scene the car had sunk. The girl was distraught, witnesses said she was in tears. As was her mother who was under the impression her daughter was in the car at the bottom of the water. Luckily all that was lost here was a Volkswagen of some kind. As of the moment we are unsure if the spider survived the sinking.

Lets go back for a moment, to the spider in question. The huntsman spider they are big nasty looking motherfuckers that would terrify Dwyane Johnson let alone a little 18 year old girl. Yes, they are not generally poisonous to humans. But who cares, this big bastard jumps onto you when you are in the confined space of a Volkswagen hatchback, you’re going to freak out. I mean look at it!

huntsman spider
This is not a nice animal, it may not be poisonous but it’s Australian which means it is actively looking for a way to kill you. Make no mistake, it lurks in the shadows waiting for the time to strike.

Now before you go all Nature Valley on me, I know spiders have their place in the world. I know that if it wasn’t for them there would be uncontrollable swarms of mosquitos. Mosquitos aka the rats of insects, spread disease and other not so great things. You may disagree with my defense of this poor girl who not only got the scare of her life but also lost her car. Show a little sympathy damnit. No? What about bees? Surely bees warrants a freak-out of this magnitude.

Written by Chad Kennedy

Chad burst from the womb wearing a racing suit and a helmet. Chad's passion for cars is in his very DNA. His father was a gear head and passed on the tradition through owning such classics as a '66 Mustang and a '59 Corvette all while taking him to various race tracks in the area. Chad likes to wrench on his rides whenever possible, forgoing the stealership. Chad is an avid motorsports fan with particular interest in endurance/sports car racing. When not online writing for Shifting Lanes, you can find him working at the local golf course teaching people how to swing or hooning a golf cart at impossible speeds.


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