An Australian health minister’s reaction to having a huntsman spider join her press briefing is a masterclass in keeping calm during a stressful situation.
Queensland health minister Yvette D’Ath was delivering a Covid press briefing when the venomous spider crawled onto her foot.
When she spotted the unexpected guest, she stopped and said: “Can someone please get that spider off?”
She continued: “This shows how controlled I can be. I don’t like huntsmans but I’m going to keep going and I’m going to pretend that I don’t have a huntsman on me right now and let someone else manage this but if it gets anywhere near my face please let me know.”