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More dangerous Aussie beasts

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Count, Jan 2, 2019.

  1. Count

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    My daughter had an adult female funnel web in her pool on New Years Eve, now that is one to be wary of.

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    here's the culprit..... a harmless Huntsman by the looks of it.... pretty common around here....

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    We have them around here too. Now I'm not saying they're big, but we found another dead hobbit on the lawn this morning ...
     
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    I've got pet one who lives in the bathroom, I have ask him very politely to move over when I need to use the shower:lol:
     
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    this fella wanted to hitch a ride to town one day.....:D

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    S..t! A Funnel Web kills!!
     
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    The spider in the OP is not a funnel web
     
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    We get a few red backs occasionally, when I was in Port Hedland the buggers were very common, I try to leave spiders alone as they eat mosquitos.
     
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    And right there is the reason Australians need guns.
     
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    Nah. Nothing a good pair of thongs can't handle if you are that way inclined, otherwise a jam jar and a plate and shift the little buggers outside. Else just leave 'em where they are.
     
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    Don't kill Huntsman spiders. They are harmless to humans but keep critters that are harmful at bay. They can move like feck! They don't spin webs, They run down their prey. If you corner one, they'll rear but they normally scarper.

     
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    I once had a Huntsman chase me down the hallway when I was about 15yo. It sounded like a small dog pattering on the polished wood floor behind me. It took a whole can of spray to kill it after it fought on for half an hour. It was larger than my hand with fingers spread out. This thing wasn't skinny looking like in those pics. It was beefy and pissed off looking.
     
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    Note to self: move Australia from bucket list to _uck-it list.
     
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    Probably half the size of a dried raisin when dead :D

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    https://www.smh.com.au/national/he-...angers-below-the-surface-20181210-p50l89.html

    You think.that's bad? 9 of the world's 10 most venomous snakes live in Oz and the deadliest lives off the coast. A funnelweb can bite through toenails and has enough venom to kill a football team.

    Mind you, you can eat all Australia's snakes. They're venemous, not poisonous....

    And you don't even want to step on a stonefish, toad fish or even just an urchin.

    Having said all that, it's summer and I intend to swim every day sometimes 2 or 3 times every time it's over 30 deg C.
     
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    Some people shouldn't live in Australia.
     
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