For all the arachnophobes out there


I know you’re out there! So here’s some helpful advice on how to spider-proof your home. It’s not going to help you much, because in order to show you how to remove spiders, they have to show you a big-ass hairy Australian spider-beast.

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  1. chrislawson says

    Just so everyone knows, that “big-ass hairy Australian spider-beast” is a common household Huntsman spider. They get big (much bigger than the one in the video — trigger warning to arachnophobes) and they’re very skittery which makes people’s skin crawl, but they’re completely safe to humans. Well, they can bite if severely provoked but it’s extraordinarily rare and you’ll only get a small sore lump for a day or two.

    Now if she’d been trapping a funnel web with that method, I’d be impressed with her courage. (And lack of sense.)

  2. says

    Huntsmen are also know as Rain spiders because they are out and very active after it rains. I had one drop off the ceiling and land on my head as I walked into my bedroom. Luckily I was wearing a hat and after some momentary panic I simply took the hat outside and shook the hairy-legged visitor off. One night however when I turned back the bedcover I discovered a funnel-web spider had taken up residence between the sheets. I slept on the couch in the lounge room that night. Australia, if the killer kangaroos and homicidal cassowaries don’t get you, the snakes and spiders will.

  3. says

    My grandpa always said that a house with spiders is a healthy house.
    He probably didn’t mean the one covered in white mould I found in the garage once.

    . Australia, if the killer kangaroos and homicidal cassowaries don’t get you, the snakes and spiders will.

    Honey bees. The animal that kills by far the largest number of Australians.

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