The Country Diary of a GenX Woman

Merry Christmas Spider

Christmas SpiderNot content with having the most deadly snakes, we also lead the world in the number of venomous spiders as well as their toxicity. Apparently this Christmas/Spiny/Jewel spider is not deadly and bite will just cause a mild localised reaction.  As an orb spider they seem very timid, so you would have to be unlucky to be bitten, but I did squeal like a girl and brushed one off my leg very quickly after I inadvertently walked through a web.

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