Is THIS the biggest house spider in South Yorkshire?

The Tomlinsons found this massive spider in their wash basket
The Tomlinsons found this massive spider in their wash basket
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A South Yorkshire couple found this eight-legged monster in their wash basket, and believe it could be the biggest in South Yorkshire.

The beast was found by Grant and Christine Tomlinson at their home this week.

Grant said: " To my horror on discovering this hairy monster I screamed for the wife to come rescue me or to offer her as bait.

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"Never seen anything that big and it was just sitting there in my wash basket.

" I dragged the 'arachnid on steroids' from the bathroom and out to the garage, where I shook the basket to evict him from his hiding place. Never want to see him again."

As reported earlier this week, we are now in the height of mating season for house spiders, and the creatures like to creep into homes in search of a mate.

The wetter than average summer we have experienced is expected to lead to a larger invasion than usual of the spiders.

Have you found a bigger spider than this in your house? Send your pics to ben.green@jpress.co.uk