- A huge spider was spotted on a Melbourne train carriage on Friday morning
- Social media images show six empty seats surrounding the arachnid
- The photographer was apparently too terrified to venture any closer
- Social media has been sent into meltdown with hilarious responses
Train riders were given a wake-up call on their morning commute after sharing their carriage with a huge spider.
Images show six empty seats surrounding the creepy crawly on the packed peak-hour train in Melbourne on Friday morning.
The photographer was apparently too terrified to venture any closer to the eight-legged arachnid, which is out of view on the window seat, reports The Age.
The social media image shows six empty seats surrounding a spider on the Melbourne train
Metro Trains had no further reports of spider sightings, suggesting the critter could still be aboard.
The image has been met with some hilarious comments on social media, where some condemned the spider and others offered their sympathies.
The image even caught the attention of Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, who accused the spider of being: 'There's always that one passenger who puts their feet on the seat.'
Others ran with his lead, suggesting the spider could be slapped with a fine for antisocial behaviour.
'It's unclear if metro will fine the spider for having its legs on a seat, but it's not out of the realms of possibility.
'Poor Spider. Just on his way to work, and no one wants to sit with him.' Wrote another.
The photographer was apparently too terrified to venture any closer to the eight-legged commuter, so it's exact size and species is unknown (stock)
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