Mechanic shocked by large spider in Thurgau due to climate change
A mechanic in canton Thurgau had a shock when he was fixing a BMW and a large spider jumped into his arm.
Martin Tuchschmid says he’s not normally scared of spiders, but this one was so large it caused him to jump back and throw it off.
He says he’d never seen a spider like it – it was fat, hairy and almost as big as his hand.
The spider has been identified as a False Wolf. The animal is common around the Mediterranean, but as the climate changes it is being spotted further north.
It’s not normally dangerous to humans – but it is capable of giving a painful bite.