A green spider found in a box of vegetables in Melbourne has left dozens perplexed after an image of the arachnid was shared online.
A photo of the vibrant-coloured spider was shared on Reddit earlier this week by user eatawholebison, who went looking for answers over the discovery.
“Buddy came in our veggie box - what is it? Huntsman?” they wrote.
While several users offered their two cents over its true identity, it wasn’t long until the jokes began flooding in.
“Vegan huntsman,” one person proclaimed.
“I don’t think it’s ripe yet,” another wrote.
Another suggested it might have “fused with a grape”.
One person speculated it tasted like “green apple”.
Speaking with Yahoo News Australia, spider expert Dr Lizzy Lowe, from Macquarie University, identified the spider as a micrommata virescen, more commonly known as a green huntsman.
The spider, which is common in the UK and Europe, can also be found across Australia, particularly in Brisbane and Sydney, and pose little threat to humans.
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