Spiders are the biggest reason I have not visited Australia yet
@PacificaPelican, only reason my husband won't go
@PacificaPelican, Money is the biggest reason I haven't gone.
Just blow up the car at this point
I bet that spider is called Bruce and drives a ute across the outback with a can of 4-X and for fun he wrestles crocodiles!!!
Wtf is that?
@Kayda, probably a Huntsman spider. Heella big but they are good for killing other unwanted pests. I believe their non venomous.
@GunLovingMerican, I'm fairly certain all spiders are venomous. Just most aren't venomous to a degree that is harmful to humans. Although, this spider looks about big enough that it could kill things just by sheer intimidation, so I'd be willing to believe this spider doesn't have venom.
@Doctor Yak, they can make you sick. Or potentially hospitalise a small child. But they aren't aggressive
@Kayda, They’ll run away from you if you don’t capture them the first time instead of biting you or anything, you’re pretty safe
@Doctor Yak, huuuh. Didnt know that. Goshdarnit now i gotta hit the google.
@GunLovingMerican, All spiders are venomous, huntsman's are just about the chillest spiders there are though. Most try to avoid humans and if they can't they usually just kinda go "Oh, ok, the big thing has picked me up, this isn't so bad" until you put them down again, then they skitter off.
(Please don't take this message as an encouragement to pester spiders... huntsman are chill but even spiders can have day days)
@GunLovingMerican, No, it’s plenty venomous. It won’t kill you, but it’s bite and resulting rash are pretty painful.
Need a zoologist or something to prove this theory: Larger animals in a specific species(tho still smaller than humans) tend to be unaggressive towards humans since they view us as their only predator so large spiders tend to be less likely to fvck with us
@BigJohnson86, every spider sees humans as potential predators. Spiders in general aren't very aggressive towards humans.
@vampirefork, I know that was kinda the point I’m alluding too. When dealing with predators that wouldn’t be big enough to eat us the ones that are larger tend not to agitate. Think of a chihuahua or any other small breed of dog and the smaller ones tend to be more aggressive
Judging by the size, I think it might be a Orb Weaver, which is actually a fairly docile species of spider.