MOMENT: "Can someone please get that spider off?"

The huntsman spider started crawling up Yvette D'Ath's leg as she was speaking to reporters at the garden of Queensland's Parliament House.

"Can someone please get that spider off?" D'Ath said as she attempted to brush off the incident while acknowledging that she does not like spiders.

"I am going to keep going and pretend 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."

D'Ath finished her conference where she announced that there has been a rise in coronavirus cases in Queensland to 22.

The spider went away, unharmed.

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