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Spider enthusiast films a monster huntsman crawling over her FACE

A Queensland writer with a love of spiders has filmed a giant huntsman crawling all over her face as she calmly grins.

Lisa Van Kula Donovan said the eight-legged creature launched from her hand when she was releasing him into the backyard - landing right on her face.

Rather than swat the creepy crawly away, she decided to grab her phone and film the encounter before she posted it to her popular Instagram account.

'He did about 12 laps around my shoulders, back and head, until he finally launched onto the ground and scurried off,' Ms Donovan said.

'It was quite funny. I sat there and thought, had that guy done that to anyone else.'

Ms Donovan told Daily Mail Australia she was taking her pet male spider outside after he had mated with one of her female spiders.

While most people are terrified of the thought of having spiders in their house, the self-described 'wannabe entomologist' currently has seven and used to have as many as 45 - as well as a collection of stick insects.

Queensland writer Lisa Van Kula Donovan has filmed a giant huntsman crawling all over her face as she calmly grins

'All of my mates accept it now, and don't really get freaked out anymore,' she said.

'But, the reaction online is somewhere between being repulsed by me and thinking I'm cool.'

The video has received thousands of views online from shocked social media users.

'Oh heck, that's a definite no from me!' One person commented.

Another said: 'My god this made me want to vomit.'

Others simply said 'Yuck' and 'No way'.

The self-described 'wannabe entomologist' (pictured) currently has seven spiders and used to have as many as 45 - as well as a collection of stick insects

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