A massive spider was found clinging to the door of a Texas apartment last week terrifying the couple residing at the home. The video and images of the spider were shared online and it has since gone viral.

On June 19, the couple found the eight-legged unwelcomed guest crawling on the back patio door of their San Antonio home, Teouna Thomas told Fox News. The spider appeared to be bigger than the size of a human hand.

"I was terrified! My husband actually saw it before me because my back was turned to the patio door," Thomas said. "I saw my husband's face and he was like, 'Oh my God, what the heck is that?'" she said to the Star-Telegram. "He doesn't scare easily and looking at his facial expression and hearing what he said, I expected to see some monster."

Thomas added that her biggest concern was her 12-week-old puppy.

"We could see him trying to sniff at it several times as it moved up the door, "she said.

Thomas said that as soon as the spider reached the top door, her husband, Ken, tried to capture it while she began looking for something big enough to put it inside.

"I've never been so nervous looking for a for Tupperware," Thomas said, adding that her husband was the "real hero."

"He now says he knew he had to catch it or else I would have made us move again," she added.

The spider was finally captured and the couple called the leasing office to report the spider and request pest control. A representative for the leasing office took the spider and later informed them that the spider had been released back into the wild.

The spider was likely a Texas Tan Tarantula, which is big but mostly a harmless spider that often eats crickets and roaches, an expert at the San Antonio Zoo told local news outlet KSAT. 

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