Horrifying moment a cyclist finds a spider hidden under his BIKE SEAT – so would you have spotted it?
- A cyclist from Brisbane, QLD, discovered a spider hidden under his bike seat
- Tim Rackemann said he only discovered the spider as part of a ‘joke’
- Mr Rackemann urged other Australians to always be on the lookout for spiders
A cyclist has uncovered a spider hidden under his bike seat after his wife urged him to check for creepy crawlies.
Tim Rackemann, from Brisbane, found the Australian Garden Orb Weaver Spider nestled underneath the seat before going for a bike ride.
The 27-year-old audio technician said he only discovered the spider as part of a ‘joke’.
Tim Rackemann, from Brisbane, checked his red and black bike (pictured) for spiders
‘My wife said as a joke ”make sure you check under the seat for spiders”, so I jokingly looked under the seat at the same time the spider ran out from under it, up and over the seat, before it went back under,’ he said.
Mr Rackemann then decided to film the sighting, to urge other Australians to always be on the lookout for spiders.
‘This is why you always check underneath your bike seat when in Australia,’ he is heard saying in the video.
The footage showed Mr Rackemann’s red and black bike, before moving underneath the seat and towards the spider.
‘G’day buddy… Yeah, good times,’ Mr Rackemann said as he displayed the Australian Garden Orb Weaver Spider.
Mr Rackemann said the spider was removed from the bike with ‘the normal Australian routine’.
‘Get a big stick and convince the spider the stick is better,’ he said.
‘He crawled on and I let him off into the garden to be on his merry way.’
Mr Rackemann found the Australian Garden Orb Weaver Spider (pictured) nestled underneath the seat before going for a bike ride
Some viewers said they would not get back on their bike if it was home to a spider.
‘Well, bike needs to be destroyed now,’ one person commented.
‘Oh, not that lays the eggs and thanks to that you can’t ride your bike anymore,’ another wrote.
There are over 100 known species of Garden Orb Weaving Spiders in Australia. They are found across the country and are non-toxic.
Orb weavers are reluctant to bite and if a person if bitten, the symptoms are usually small and can include mild pain, numbness and swelling.
Mr Rackemann then decided to film the sighting, to urge other Australians to always be on the lookout for spiders