I bet you have all heard about the things in Australia that kill you

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
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Bumble bee
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Oy, mate. You cropped the photo too much, left off its Health Bar.

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Buzzing bee

sandy85:  Holy Mother of Pearl. Well, when they say everything is bigger in Texas, at least we don’t have those…

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Sugar bee
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Huntsmans are lovely and benign, despite being big and hairy! ‘Tis the little ones like the white tails and redbacks you have to be wary of. 

We had a massive mouse spider in our back garden a while back, it was as big as a tennis ball, and had a thorax as fat as a tablespoon. That freaked me out a tad 🙂

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Bumble Beekeeper
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Oh, god. EW!

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Sugar bee
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sandy85:  Darn white tails. I had one crawling on my neck (a big ‘un too) at morning tea at work one day. Was lucky that a co-worked spotted it and was happy to bat it off with a magazine!

Bugger a mouse spider is exactly right. That thing is why my garden is currently looking neglected!

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Busy Beekeeper

We have a huge problem with massive redbacks in my area. Redbacks, wolf spiders and brown snakes are the bane of my existence. 

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Worker bee

sandy85:  Huntsmen are seriously disgusting!

I’d much rather deal with them than the snakes though. I don’t know what the f*ck is going on where I live, but we’ve shot five snakes, seen another four (including baby snakes – ugh) and ran over three on our way into town in the last two months.

I’ve lived in Australia (South West Queensland) for over 2.5 years and before September I’d only seen/shot eight snakes.

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Helper bee

With the hot weather they are starting to come into the house 🙁 thankfully my cat kills a fair few huntsmans. However I’ve found 2 white tails in the bathroom in the last week :'( 

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Helper bee
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We live pretty close to melbourne city but we had a white tail in the bed the other day!!!! The dogs went nuts and I went nuts lol

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Bumble bee

Ickkkk huntsman!!! I know they’re harmless but I can’t cope! My SO’s family wont get rid of them. They had a seven legged one that lived on the walls for so long that it was practically a pet. Gross. 

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Helper bee

I’m lucky, I don’t live in a part of Australia where there are any of these issues. I don’t live in an urban area or anything, just an outer suburb, but we don’t really have much nature and there’s very little rainfall, so daddy-long-legs spiders are the worst that we endure!

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