Picture of gigantic spider shared by Brit council leaves residents terrified

A council advised residents to treat "harmless" giant spiders with card and a glass – but dubious locals aren't convinced.

Glasgow City Council posted a public safety update accompanied by a nightmarish image of a humungous arachnid.

The spider frightened Glaswegians – who weren't persuaded by the council's easy-going tips.

The council wrote: "With Autumn coming you may find giant house spiders in your home.

"They may be big but are harmless & in fact our friends, so if you find one place a glass over them & slip card underneath outside.

"With great power, comes great responsibility."

Though the Spiderman reference was appreciated, most responded in shock that such advice was attached to a terrifying spider.

One user joked: "Getting ridiculous that they needed to do a PSA."

Another added: "I’d happily hit my friends with a shoe so I’ll definitely be hitting spiders with them unless someone from the council wants to be on 24 hour stand by to come deal with them."

The bizarre release follows a spate of spider-related incidents over the summer.

Police attended to a panicked woman who shrieked so loud at the sight of one that they thought a domestic incident was taking place.

Scot Hollie Hunter said she was "mortified" when five cops showed up after her neighbour called 999.

She told the Edinburgh Evening News: "I was launching books at it, and when it ran towards me I screamed and started running to different rooms.

"I think I was screaming and crying and making such a racket that my neighbour thought I was being attacked.

"I looked through the peephole and five policemen were standing there.

"I opened my door, and before they could say anything I just cried, 'I'm so sorry there’s a spider under my bed and I’m petrified!'"

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