An Aussie family was shocked to find a giant redback spider in their home on Boxing Day.

And oh boy, is it a whopper!

Reddit user CapnFancyPants posted the snap of the spider to Reddit.

‘Nothing more Australian on Boxing Day than finding a redback the size of a golf ball deciding to move in with their whole family,’ the caption read.  

Nothing more Australian on Boxing Day than finding a redback the size of a golf ball deciding to move in with their whole family. from r/australia

And naturally, people were freaked out.

‘F***k no,’ commented one used.

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‘So did you burn the house down?’ added another.

‘Yikes! That’s a hard pass from me…’ commented another.

How to treat a spider bite

NSW’s Poisons Information Centre explained that people should call 000 immediately if someone is bitten by a spider, before bandaging the area and remaining still.

“Call 000 for an ambulance,” the centre said.

 “Apply a pressure bandage to the bite site with a wide elasticised bandage then continue to bandage the entire limb from toes to hip or fingers to shoulder.

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“Bandage should be as tight as for a sprained ankle and not cut off the circulation.

“Immobilise the limb with a stick or splint and secure with another bandage. Keep the patient still, seated or lying down, until ambulance arrives.”

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