Queensland Health Minister Yvette D’ath was forced to interrupt a press conference because of a large hunter spider that began climbing up her leg at the time of the woman’s speech.
D’ath spoke about the need for companies to comply with the latest vaccination rules. At that moment, someone present noticed the animal. “Okay, can someone take it off?” D’ath asked.
Chief health officer John Gerrard tried to drive the spider away with papers, and he ran away in a panic. “That was the moment, wasn’t it?” the minister said. “We have not only COVID, but also spiders,” she joked.
Hunting spiders can inflict painful bites, but in general they are not dangerous to humans.
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