WATCH | Giant spider makes itself comfortable outside family's home

Posted at 4:18 PM, Jul 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-27 16:18:39-04

A Massive huntsman spider gave a couple the shock of their lives when they spotted it climbing up the side of their house in Queensland, Australia. 

It appeared on the outside of the window where the man was cooking dinner. He tried to squish it against the door but it escaped and ran off into their garden.

The two called it "Aragog" after the giant spider from the Harry Potter series.

They say they haven't seen the spider since.

Huntsman spiders are known for their enormous size. Males can grow to a leg span of up to 12 inches.