There’s a Huntsman in my Car! (VLOG Ep. 7)

by Nora on April 24, 2017

Eek! There’s a huntsman in my car. (spoiler alert: it was a lot bigger than this little fella)

When I started this vlog, it was at the suggestion of a reader who said I should start a “storytelling podcast”. But for many of the first half a dozen or so episodes, I got sidetracked by all kinds of “useful” topics like What to Pack for Full-Time Travel, answering reader questions about Facing Hardship While Traveling, tips for Traveling Alone as a Woman, and more.

So this time, I wanted to just tell you a story. It’s part comedy, part horror flick, and part metaphysical drama. It’s the story of the huntsman in my car.

Now, a huntsman is a spider in Australia – one of the few non-venomous creatures there (which is good), but also one of the ugliest (which is bad). I was scared of going to Australia altogether for many years solely due to a friend’s story of a huntsman encounter, so when I eventually gathered up the courage to go, I was wary.

I came to actually like these grotesque creatures during my year and change living in Australia…..until…..well……I won’t spoil the story. Watch it below!

There’s a Huntsman in My Car (VLOG Ep. 7)

Click here to watch it on YouTube.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Hans April 28, 2017 at 10:35 am

Yikes … don’t care if they are not poisonous, I would freak out if I saw one of these guys at close quarters!


2 Nora April 28, 2017 at 9:53 pm

Hey Hans,
Ha ha! And the first time I saw a huntsman, I was far from graceful about it! 😉


3 ruth May 4, 2017 at 3:36 pm
4 ruth May 4, 2017 at 3:44 pm

Huntsman was a scare but after familiarizing ourselves with the posted chart (on every public bulletin board) of venomous spiders, rated in varying levels of potency, we encountered a Red-Back. They are quite obnoxious, dwelling under chair-seats, under table-tops, under bathroom sinks where we met our 1st one. They are small yet mighty!


5 Nora May 4, 2017 at 8:43 pm

Hey Ruth,
Yes, I encountered a few red-backs as well when I was in Australia…luckily I saw them first and was able to keep my distance! 😉


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