After discovering a spider on his dashboard, a 42-year-old Australian decided to keep the animal in his vehicle to make it… his pet.
A pet like no other. Chris Taylor was in his car in February 2021 when he discovered a spider on the dashboard as he stopped at a traffic light. The 42-year-old man, who lives in Australia, decided not to chase the animal from his vehicle. On the contrary, he let it stay and even christened it with a fancy name: Steve. “I named her Steve because…why not?” †
We have to believe that the Steve spider values life in the Australian’s machine. A year later, this eight-legged companion is still there and, according to Chris’s words, reported by the Mirrorit has even doubled in size. “I got her out of the car a few months ago, but the next day she was back under the sun visor. For some reason she likes to sit in my car. †
Steve, unusual copilot
Chris got used to this presence, even if the latter can be a bit cumbersome at times. “I don’t like it when it falls on my lap without warning or when it appears 10 cm above my head while I’m driving 200 km/h”he confided to the British newspaper.
Despite these few moments of surprise, Steve also has its uses: “When I have passengers in my car, they are often surprised or yell. Steve is great at keeping me more alert while driving”Chris explained to the Mirror† In addition to the business, the motorist appreciates the presence of the spider because it allows him to save money: thanks to him, no one wants to get into his car, which, he says, can save him money on travel.