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Man Stubbles Across Giant Spider In Backyard Who's Dead Ringer for Aragog From 'Harry Potter' Movie

Man Stubbles Across Giant Spider In Backyard Who's Dead Ringer for Aragog From 'Harry Potter' Movie

A man makes a terrifying discovery in his own backyard when he happens upon a huge spider that looks like something out of a Harry Potter movie.

Spiders elicit more fear from humans than perhaps any other insect on the planet. There's just something about those creep-crawlies that have even made the biggest and toughest guys scream like little girls while jumping on furniture. Now spiders are not just scary-looking; some actually pack a very dangerous bite that can cause serious injury, even death. However, as most experts would tell you, most spiders in nature are fairly harmless, and most of the time, their bites only result in mild skin irritations like bumps. And recently, one Reddit user in Australia came across a huge spider in his backyard that looked like a popular character from a Harry Potter film.

Redditor u/noobshift69 later shared a picture of his backyard visited to identify what type of spider it was. Now, you can't tell the exact size of this photo. However, folks soon began to compare it to Aragog, the humongous spider in the Harry Potter movie that dwelled in the Forbidden Forrest.

One Reddit user wrote: "Isn't that the spider from Harry Potter?"

A second referenced the Harry Potter spider, adding: "Aragog, my old friend."

However, in its defense, many actually found the little critter to be kind-of cute.

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Now, if you happen to be a big Harry Potter fan, then you know that Aragog was the big, bad leader of a huge army of spiders who resided in Hogwarts' Forbidden Forest.

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And while the few students didn't exactly celebrate Aragog he came across, he always had a fond place in the heart of Hagrid, Hogwarts' groundskeeper, who considered him to be a close personal friend.

A few folks said that the spider might have been a wolf spider like the one in the picture below.

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You can also relive the scene in which Harry Potter meets Aragog in the video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eQpUKZtu7w

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