FYI and viewing pleasure
Big, hairy and able to run quickly, these spiders are probably responsible for more shrieks and shudders among us humans than any other types of spider in Australia. Their habit of wandering indoors only increases the chances of that. Despite some Huntsman spiders being recorded as giving a painful bite, their fearsome reputation is unnecessary. thanks to Nature Stuff webpage for the info
my special spider had the legs of the first pic, long ones about 8" full width, and the patterned
body of the last pic - maybe it's the difference between male and female. i'm happy to know it was
just a harmless (if scary) huntsman.
thanks to Nature Stuff webpage for the written info