The photo posted on Facebook by Barnyard Betty’s Rescue reads:
“Beautiful Charlotte the spider, one of my best rescues yet.
To answer some of your questions:
She is a Huntsman Spider and we are located in Queensland Australia and yes she is very real and very large and not photo shopped!!
I released her here on the farm after rescuing her so I can’t get anymore photos or video her I’m sorry.
She was a beautiful, calm spider, not aggressive in any way and like most spiders she just wanted to go about her business eating bugs and living in peace. She didn’t or doesn’t need to be killed! Poor spiders are so misunderstood!
All creatures great and small are welcome here at Barnyard Betty’s Rescue a safe haven no matter how you look!!”
The post goes on to say, ” And my apologies to all the traumatised! Charlotte would like you to look past your phobia and see her for the amazing creature she is!”