1. madtom1999 says

    This is Australia – its almost certainly lethal, even if it just caves your car in when you try and run it over.

  2. nomdeplume says

    @3 No, it’s not, there are very few “lethal” Australian spiders, and a miniscule number of fatalities from the ones that are. Spiders are a vital part of every ecosystem, and media-encouraged arachnophobia causing people to kill every spider they see on sight is really not a good thing.

  3. says

    To those saying this is “ridiculous”, it happened in Australia, where EVERYTHING can kill you. It seems a perfectly reasonable response to something that has invaded your home and will not fucking DIE.

  4. says

    Thank you, passer-by for doing the right thing and calling the police. I’m sure everybody is glad that it turned out to be about a big spider (except for the spider), but I’m very glad you did what you did.

  5. davidc1 says

    @9 ” wrapping its eight legs around a tree.”
    For some reason that bit jumped out at me .