.... and rodents.The good news is that they seem to keep the birds out of the house. ;-)
The Scientific Method: if it hasn't killed him, give him some more. That's the spirit.Speaking of spiders in Sydney, if you appreciate the work of Australian scientists, this might be of interest. It is an article about the first time the antidote to the venom of the Sydney funnel-web was used (no-one knew for certain it was going to work, and things got a bit dicey):
You might have to use an incognito window to read it (paywalled).
Prior to the night in question (February 1981) - 13 recorded deaths from Sydney FW spider bites
Since then, none, including the case mentioned in the article.
Don't worry ... a spider won't trip a mouse trap. They've a very delicate touch.Now that you mention it, I put some mouse traps out on spec, but no takers yet.
No joke, though: this pair are the biggest spiders ever. Bigger than our old golden orb spider, for sure. And those things get the occasional bird.
I haven't followed the cricket since I played as a kid, but I was out at the pub today and the test was on. Thinking the same thing as you, @trev333. Far too many bouncers for it to be an accident. Poor form. I'd be returning the courtesy, in spades.I don't get it.... Wood gets 6 wickets bowling short at the body kind of bowling...
I don't think I've seen a short ball bowled yet by the aussies?.... geez.. take the hint guys.. try some yourself.. don't make it easy for them....