Dads surprising reaction after he spotted a huge spider crawling across his sleeping son’s pillow.

Scotty Allen shared the photo in the Perth – Have A Whinge Facebook group, but seemed pleased, rather than concerned by the find, posted Daily Mail.

Mr Allen rationalised his relaxed response by saying: ‘No need to worry about nasty bugs bothering my kids with this big girl watching over them.’

spider in bed

Comments on the post identified the offender as a huntsman – a pretty low-risk, non-aggressive spider.

Experts agree that huntsman spiders are nothing to be afraid of and can provide pest-control, as they eat smaller pesky insects.

According to the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife, the arachnids are harmless to humans and very useful in controlling mosquito and cockroach numbers.

Ewww not for me!

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  • wow thats a big spider. how scary.


  • Although we have had a huntsman as a pet in our house and even fed it when there were few bugs, daddy-long-leg spiders about as he’d already eaten them, I doubt I’d like to see it in a baby’s cot. Our huntsman kept to the ceilings and apart from being a bit of a perv [often was found in the bathroom where he could watch people showering] he never cam down very low.


  • Although I don’t mind huntsman spiders in the house as they do keep the cockroaches at bay. Hate cockroaches more, I don’t think I would like them anywhere near my sleeping child.


  • omg I couldn’t leave my child in there with it. No way.


  • What guarantee is there that if the child moves and disturbs the spider it won’t inflict a nasty bite.
    The child may even have a severe allergic reaction.


  • Time for the spider to be relocated to a more suitable home.


  • Major pass from me.


  • They can actually bite and that bite can be quite painful .

    I think I would prefer to keep the little insects than have this sleep with me!


  • I’m not scared of them but I still wouldn’t like them on my pillow.


  • Nothing to be afraid of, I had them in my bedroom too !
    In our previous house (which was edging at a reserve) we had however many huntsman spiders and those are truly to be scared about.
    I always had to instruct my kids not to go on bare feet…


  • Omg NO way!


  • Ewww! Definitely wouldn’t have been my reaction!


  • This gives me the sweats just looking at the pic. Nope I couldn’t deal with this!! I once had a wolf spider in the shower with me and I didn’t even turn the shower off before running out screaming. I actually called my partner at the time home to get rid of it. The thought of one ion bed is a nightmare!!


  • I don’t think I’d be leaving it in my kids bed though!


  • That would freak me out, no matter WHAT kind of spider it was.


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