Huntsman spider crawls on Australian health minister during COVID press conference: VIDEO

QUEENSLAND, Australia -- Queensland Health Minister Yvette D'Ath's press conference was interrupted by a spider on December 16.

D'Ath was aiming to get the message across that vaccine mandates and restrictions were about keeping the community safe from COVID when she was interrupted by a huntsman.

"This shows how controlled I can be," she said, "I'm going to keep going and pretend I don't have a huntsman on me right now."

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As an aide came to remove the critter, she added, "If it gets anywhere near my face, please let me know."

The conference continued after the spider scurried off. "That was a moment wasn't it?" D'Ath said. "We've got COVID and we've got huntsmen."