UK family’s horror at massive house spider ‘size of a rat’

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The family’s teenage daughter called her dad in fear after finding the creature while taking a shower. Stopping the horrifying ordeal, the dad placed a bowl over the top of the spider – preventing it from causing any more chaos in the house.

The creature was so big, some compared it to the “size of a rat”.

The horrified daughter’s dad posted images of the monster on the Spotted Coventry City Facebook page.

He wrote: “Daughter was having a shower and this spider decided to share it with her.

“I assume it’s a giant house spider, correct me if I’m wrong.

“Daughter is still recovering.”

But house spiders are not a rare sight in the UK.

The creatures tend to use houses as a way of hiding from potential predators outside.

All across the UK, it is said there are 650 species of spider, in all shapes and sizes.

The largest in the UK is called the Cardinal spider.

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Terrifyingly, its leg span reaches a mammoth 12cm wide.

House spiders are known to be rapid when crawling around homes.

They can run at a speed of an impressive 2 feet per second.

If you shudder at the thought of a spider, don’t worry – you are not alone.

According to statistics, between 3.5 to 6.1 percent of the world’s population have a fear of spiders.

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