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Moment Aussie woman's cat throws a huntsman spider at her face while playing with the critter

Handheld footage has captured the moment a woman screamed in horror after her cat suddenly flung a huntsman spider at her face.

The Australian cat owner filmed her pet clawing repeatedly at the huntsman as it backed up against a skirting board in an attempt to escape the feline's clutches.

Her amusement soon turned sour though when the cat suddenly flicked the spider off the carpet and into her face with her paw.

The cat seemed oblivious to her owner's high-pitched scream, with the feline then again pawing at the spider at the top of a staircase.

'My cat was playing with a spider then she threw it on my face,' the woman wrote on TikTok after sharing the video to the viral video platform. 

Viewers online joked the cat had had enough of playing with the spider by herself and wanted her owner to join in.

'The cat said "I'm done playing now it's your turn",' one said.

'"Okay your turn",' another wrote.

Others said they admired the woman for remaining mostly composed in what would have been a scary situation.

Handheld footage has captured the moment a woman screamed in horror after her cat suddenly flung a huntsman spider at her

'I would need therapy after that,' a commenter said.

'You did well not to fall down those stairs. I would have ended up hitting the bottom face first,' a viewer added.

Huntsman spiders are extremely common across Australia, North and South America and Asia and despite possessing a painful bite are not venomous and cannot kill a human. 

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