Unfortunately for us, Australia isn’t entirely populated just by friendly locals, cool kangaroos, and cute koalas. The Land Down Under sometimes seems like the most dangerous country on the entire planet and should be renamed to the Land of Nope. In large part, the country owes its reputation to its ruthless natural hazards, the dangerous animals that live there and all the scary things that want to make us yell ‘nope!’ and run away faster than the speed of sound in the opposite direction.

To show you just how scary Mother Nature in Australia can be, Bored Panda created a list of all the dangers lurking in the Land Down Under. Keep scrolling, share with your friends and upvote your fave dangerous animals in Australia!

#1

Roofhanger. Suspended Grey Headed Flying Fox, A Megabat Native To Australia

Roofhanger. Suspended Grey Headed Flying Fox, A Megabat Native To Australia

Batwing is fine and dandy. He dried off and flew away as soon as it was night time. He was not sick, just wet.

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Restless
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1 year ago

Awwww.....so cute! All folded up

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From enormously big spiders, to deadly venomous snakes, ferocious crocodiles, octopuses and disgustingly overgrown earthworms, the Great Southern Land seems to have it all when it comes to nightmare fuel and creepy crawlies. We can probably all agree that some Australian animals look absolutely terrifying, but how dangerous are they really?

#2

Lizards In Australia

Lizards In Australia

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Bob Beltcher
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1 year ago

He can keep it, I'll move.

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Around 170 snake species live in the country, 100 of which are poisonous. However, that’s not even the worst part: a grand total of 21 out of the world’s 25 most venomous snakes inhabit Australia. Snakes kill an average of 2 to 4 people a year here, but the number of casualties seem small when you compare it to the 11,000 individuals that snakes annually kill in Asia.

#3

Believe It Or Not, This Is One Of The Least Dangerous Spiders We Have In Australia

Believe It Or Not, This Is One Of The Least Dangerous Spiders We Have In Australia

This is the huntsman spider, a common friend to be found in houses and garden across Australia. He's harmless really, don't let his large size intimidate you. Huntsmen won't bite humans unless provoked, are not venomous and are actually handy to have around the place, he'll use his speed and agility to keep your cockroach population under control.

Think of the huntsman as a handy pet. Respect his space, let him do his job and he'll look after you well.

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Restless
Community Member
1 year ago

He will also terrorize my cat!

logical fallacy
Community Member
1 year ago

My eldest cat is afraid of even moths. My younger cat though, would have this fellow for breakfast (and procede to throw it up on my pillow).

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Foxxy
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1 year ago (edited)

This perspective is completely wrong on this one. Whilst huntsman spiders are big they aren’t this big. They generally grow to the size of the palm of your hand and are quite harmless and pretty placid when it comes to spiders. They make great house guests and help keep other insects and spiders numbers down. We had one in our house for about 3 months, we named him Henry and under no circumstances was anyone allowed to kill him. He lived peacefully in our house, rent free until he died of natural causes.

Elizabeth
Community Member
1 year ago

It might be a small child in the photo, but they probably picked that photo just because it makes the spider look sooo big

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Oathbraker
Community Member
1 year ago

"speed and agility" Whoa, whoa hang on a minute. You mean to say this is not only a giant spider, but it's a giant and fast spider? Well, who needs to see Australia anyway? Plenty of videos and photos online...

Janek
Community Member
1 year ago

but You know that there are "aspects" like that in every country/continent? sooo, thinking this way, we should stay all the times in homes, looking on the world from the screens ;)

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Yba Nhoj
Community Member
1 year ago

He also watches you when you sleep. Yes, all 8 eyes on you. You're welcome. Goodnight.

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

That was just evil...

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Stan Hess
Community Member
1 year ago

Would you have to take him for a walk every evening?

Cyndi H
Community Member
1 year ago

I think this was written by the huntsman spider... 'he'll look after you well'... Nope!

Little Wonder
Community Member
1 year ago

Huntsmen spiders are timid sweeties who don't want to hurt you or even touch you. They're harmless, and very helpful with their insect diet.

comboplush
Community Member
1 year ago

Unless they fall off a wall and onto your sleeping self. A former flatmate from Australia told me about this incident and I went from "they are somewhat cute" to "nope" before his sentence was finished.

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Leo H
Community Member
1 year ago

Probably takes care of all those dingos that eat your baby

Zelda Blue
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh geez you have to have this giant ass spider around to keep the cockroach population under control??? NO FREAKING WAY!!!!

jamie1707
Community Member
1 year ago

I would do anything to control roaches. I'd adopt a huntsman if I could. What I do have are house centipedes. No roaches since forever.

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sewwandi ranaweera
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1 year ago

I think I'll stop looking at these photos now.

Crystal Pool
Community Member
1 year ago

fuck that shit

Susann Campbell
Community Member
1 year ago

Good Lord , how big are the cockroaches?

Karen Klinck
Community Member
9 months ago

To add to your comfort, there are some cockroaches that can grow to 4 inches. And people keep them as pets. Really. You can actually buy them in pet stores.

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B
Community Member
1 year ago

"Think of the huntsman as a handy pet." AHAHAHAHA!!! Nope.

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
1 year ago

Jesus Christ!!! *faints*

ChiveChilly
Community Member
1 year ago

A COMMON FRIEND TO BE FOUND IN HOUSES?!?! I think not

Shane Chang
Community Member
1 year ago

"keep your cockroach population under control".... I'd rather have the (read in the voice of Samuel L. Jackson) m*****f*****g roaches.

Laura Lee
Community Member
1 year ago

no...that's a no

Loki Laufeyson
Community Member
1 year ago

It's a baby Acromantula, for all the Harry Potter nerds out there.

Iwanna
Community Member
1 year ago

HELL NO.

Nancy Dupuis
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh hell no!

Danielle Nyssen
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't care if it is the least dangerous spider .... If it's bigger than my hand I'm not going near it. 😭😨

Han
Community Member
1 year ago

They tend to stay up high near roof and if startled will run because they are scared of us. I've picked them up no worries. They are soft and calm. I had a house one called Harry for a year. I answered the door once and forgot he was on my shoulder and the girl screamed and ran haha.

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Han
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1 year ago

They used to come inside our farmhouse just before a thunderstorm. They'd just sit up high on a wall, disappear once storm passed. Excellent barometer! Never once wrong. But kill them and more come.

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

Retaliation?

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Lilli
Community Member
1 year ago

so. I have a HUGE fear of spiders, m hands are actually shaking righ now...

Jo Bebe
Community Member
1 year ago

"a common friend to be found in houses" The world is not ready for the Intense Screaming!!

Gloria Elena Gil
Community Member
1 year ago

I think I have arachnophobia. Just looking at the picture makes me want to run...

Jocelyn
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like a big 'ol bag of FUCK THAT to me

Angie Jolie
Community Member
1 year ago

you lost me at "common"

Bettina Jansen
Community Member
1 year ago

Nope, nope, nope

Shay Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

Ugh! Spiders!!

Debbie Archimedes
Community Member
1 year ago

What the actual f$#k is wrong with Australia!!!.?

Ang.stl
Community Member
1 year ago

I’m starting to think this is not the fun and games I first imagined it might be!! I may cry.

Twenty øne doggos
Community Member
1 year ago

SWEET F**ING JESUS

Jaguarundi
Community Member
1 year ago

We have huntsmen here in Florida, but ours are "fun sized" not "sedan sized" like this dude!

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

Fun-sized like a Halloween Snickers bar?

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Naomi Scrutton
Community Member
1 year ago

I had a pet Huntsman that freeroamed in my house. He was only about as big as my palm and ate flying cockroaches (they were a problem in my suburb)

Eva Bryson
Community Member
1 year ago

Pet Huntsman......flying cockroaches......Nope, not visiting Australia!

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Klaudiia Sherbatzky
Community Member
1 year ago

No no no no no no!!!!!! I would die ! I live in Austria and we don´t have animals like that and I am soooo happy about it because when I would see a spider like that I would faint.

Claire steele
Community Member
1 year ago

Jesus f*****g Christ! Nope just Nope !

Marc
Community Member
1 year ago

Imagine waking up in the morning and that thing is sitting on your chest... I would wake up the kids, the wife, pack up some things, and burn down the house, just to be sure it ain't following us when we move to the North Pole!

Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

I have a few stories of close encounters with huntsmans, one fell off the ceiling onto the iPad as I was about to turn it off to go to bed. I won’t scare you with anymore, but even though I have had very very close calls, I have never been bitten by a spider.

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X ElectricReaper X
Community Member
8 months ago (edited)

I mean, as long it STAYS THE HELL OFF AND AWAY FROM ME, i'll be okay.

*Clears throat*
Community Member
8 months ago

COMMON "FRIEND" FOUND IN HOUSES?! OH HELL NAH!!!

Jim Ellington
Community Member
9 months ago

All spiders are venomous, even the ones who for one reason or the other can't/won't bite you. The purpose of fangs is to inject venom.

Val Harris
Community Member
1 year ago

kill it. kill it with fire.

SomebodyNobody
Community Member
1 year ago

My brother took one look at my screen and ran off screaming.

Glen Clabaugh
Community Member
1 year ago

My Mum says these things are "cuddly." I think she is "insane."

Tom Ayto Jr.
Community Member
1 year ago

AAAAAaaaaaAAAAAaaaaa!!!!!

mcsa student
Community Member
1 year ago

time to break down and cry in pure terror. p.s. severe arachnophobia here...

I'm groot
Community Member
1 year ago

no no no no no no no NO!

Maureen Peters
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm glad he lives in Australia and not here in Holland.

Elizabeth Scarborough
Community Member
1 year ago

I have relatives in Australia, these suckers get into your car and house. One time there was one on top of the sun visor. Pulled it down whilst driving and it dropped on their lap. No thank you! Another time there was one lingering on the ceiling and would move from room to room.

Zsuzsanna Szucs
Community Member
1 year ago

That's the biggest NOPE I ever seen in my life... Greetings from Canada :)

Christine Ladyman
Community Member
1 year ago

....and they jump...Arrgh!

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
1 year ago

Run, run, run and don’t look back!

Sandy J Renfroe
Community Member
1 year ago

You want these to keep the COCKROACHES under control

ptm45
Community Member
1 year ago

STILL SCARY

Rachael Kennedy
Community Member
1 year ago

thats creepy though still a nope from me

Pavlina G
Community Member
1 year ago

Harry!

Cathy Hinz
Community Member
1 year ago

Never will I ever visit Australia!

Alan Moskowitz
Community Member
1 year ago

CRIKEY

Daniel (ShadowDrakken)
Community Member
1 year ago

Nope, nope, nope, nope, nope

Sue Frayne
Community Member
1 year ago

I’d be a life long insomniac 👀

Jessica Temple
Community Member
1 year ago

OH LORT NO!!!!

Martin Andrijasevic
Community Member
1 year ago

Start counting the heart attack victims.

Eagle Girl
Community Member
1 year ago

If this thing eats roaches, just how Big are they in Australia?

Lyop
Community Member
1 year ago

(Yelling from afar)...I DON'T BELIEVE YOU!!

Asia
Community Member
1 year ago

Nope. It's a nope nope.

Sharon Frank
Community Member
1 year ago

Handy Pet???? My hand would be NOWHERE near him, thank you!

lazy panda
Community Member
1 year ago

Nearly threw my phone across the room

Eden-Rose Huntsman
Community Member
1 year ago

Hey! That spider stole my name. :)

Joannie Goulet
Community Member
1 year ago

"...a common friend FOUND IN HOUSES..." Nope. Nope nope nope.

Podunkus
Community Member
1 year ago

Believe it or not? I’ll go with “not.”

jo_shortland
Community Member
1 year ago

Nope

nanashi
Community Member
1 year ago

a big friend♥

glowworm2
Community Member
1 year ago

Exactly. Maybe a little startling at first by how big it is--but definitely a big friend.

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LANDON WHITTINGTON
Community Member
1 month ago

stop it Australia

Penny Swinbourne
Community Member
2 months ago

What the fnuck. I am now never going to Australia

Gina Cook
Community Member
6 months ago

WTF IS WRONG WITH THIS WOMAN!

Mathieu Morger
Community Member
7 months ago

Omfg watch out!!!!!!!!

Castrix Gaming
Community Member
8 months ago

yep I picked one up once

Angelina Ruiz
Community Member
8 months ago

Beautiful specimen

Isog Sargent
Community Member
8 months ago

Why do you have a cockroach population??

Ninja Kitty
Community Member
8 months ago

NOPEᴺᴼᴾᴱₙₒₚₑ

Geoff Glanville
Community Member
9 months ago

Most huntsmen don’t get toThat size and they eat bugs.

Lisa Laplante
Community Member
9 months ago

I could have used one of those in Hoboken NJ.

Valerie Ward
Community Member
9 months ago

Holy Crap! I don't know if I will ever be visiting Australia..it is just too weird for me.... living here in the States!

Sarah Walker
Community Member
9 months ago

hell no

Aria
Community Member
9 months ago

I usually don't mind spiders. In fact, some of them are oddly cute to me. This, however. This is horrifying.

Karen Klinck
Community Member
9 months ago

All spiders are venomous. It's how they eat. Read: he won't kill you with his venom. I know a few people this would send into orbit--to get away.

Elizabeth Gardner
Community Member
10 months ago

All Huntsman are Females of that size ranging from Grey to brown. The males when mating have to be very fast if not he is in trouble. They are terrified by the females, and will mate and then move quickly if he is not fast enough she will eat him.

Elizabeth Gardner
Community Member
10 months ago

The males are quite small and black and not seen around very often

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Elizabeth Gardner
Community Member
10 months ago

All Huntsman spiders of that size with colouring from grey to brown are SHE's. They rule. The males are small and black and terrified of the females, why? because at mating time he has to be fast and careful if he is not fast enough once mated she will eat him!

EtherealSponge
Community Member
10 months ago

“A common friend to be found around the house...”

Maper Sam
Community Member
10 months ago

hell, no...

Carolyne Favregros
Community Member
11 months ago

I was looking at the print on the shirt and was like "Damn, that's one weird-looking spider"

Jim Connolly
Community Member
11 months ago

He is actually a ‘she’

Enn Geecee
Community Member
11 months ago

Oh huntsmen are GREAT friends! Huge, but excellent at keeping garden pests away. They come inside when it rains, but are happiest outside

Matt O'Quinn
Community Member
11 months ago

The huntsman is a lovely one. they kill all the baddies for you. they just look creepy is all.

Karin Morris
Community Member
11 months ago

Oh HELL NO

Týna Ef
Community Member
11 months ago

gave me creeps only fom seing it...hate spiders so much :/

Josta Loos
Community Member
11 months ago

give him space? he can have the whole country

Nici Davis
Community Member
11 months ago

Dawwwww I LOVE huntsmans!!! <3 They are so sweet

Chanelle King
Community Member
11 months ago

Awww hell no

Debbie Burton
Community Member
11 months ago

Huntsmen are your friend <3

Adrianna Mattox
Community Member
1 year ago

Aragog...

hunger games
Community Member
1 year ago

were is my flyswatter?!

Matthew Mortillaro-McEntyre
Community Member
1 year ago

Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! I hate spiders!

Sage Hogan
Community Member
1 year ago

All spiders are venomous, and if you're allergic to their venom it can still be deadly! Personally, I can be killed by a tarantula bite whereas most people would be fine, so it's better to consider all spiders as a danger (However they're still very important to the ecosystem, so don't kill them just try to avoid them!)

Brenda
Community Member
1 year ago

NOPE!

Donna Stever
Community Member
1 year ago

Screw terrorizing some cat!!! He would terrorize me....

Trent Thompson
Community Member
1 year ago

I'll keep the cockroaches, thanks.

Steven -
Community Member
1 year ago

wont ever sleep with it crawling around my bed .. lol

Susan Rand
Community Member
1 year ago

When pigs fly, dude

Susan Rand
Community Member
1 year ago

When pigs fly, dude

Abigail Green
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1 year ago

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Makayla Bolton
Community Member
1 year ago

NOPE NOPE NOPE handy pet my @ss

Renee Robinson
Community Member
1 year ago

NO!

Craptavaganza
Community Member
1 year ago

Nope

Sue Hubbard
Community Member
1 year ago

Holy Sh....oelaces!

Jjjane20
Community Member
1 year ago

My dog usually licks spiders, takes it to his mouth and then spits a little spider ball. I am wondering what he would with this one..

Eflower2004
Community Member
1 year ago

I'll keep him around to keep cockroaches away, but he's not coming in my house!

Linda Sellers
Community Member
1 year ago

Holy cow! I wouldn't want him crawling in my house.

Baby panda🥰
Community Member
1 year ago

Nope nope nope I have extreme arachnophobia and even looking at that pic made me so on edge now

Christopher White
Community Member
1 year ago

P.S.> the large huntsman is a female , you'd be lucky to find a male in any order of spiders, coz most female spiders eat the male after having sex...

Christy Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

This made my butthole clench ... HARD

Christy Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

Nope! My heartbeat jumped just enlarging the pic (no seriously).

Ellie Ragsdale
Community Member
1 year ago

I thought for a sec they were talking about the thing on that shirt, whatever that is.

Diana Crawford
Community Member
1 year ago

All I wanted to know is does the Huntsman spider bite humans and is its diet insects and rodents. After reading about the Huntsman spider as being a pet for they eat European cockroaches I am ok about this one hanging around seriously.

Candy Taylor
Community Member
1 year ago

No thank you!

Judith Beaumont
Community Member
1 year ago

Also, they make cartwheel sized webs.

Christine Dietzer
Community Member
1 year ago

Well, cockroaches are worse than spiders, so...

Sharon Hyatt
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd call mine Fred !

Trish Greene
Community Member
1 year ago

NOPE!

Rebecca Pierson
Community Member
1 year ago

You could walk that thing on a leash.

Danielle Renee
Community Member
1 year ago

that's not going to work for me...nope

Josie Uvlugiayaaq
Community Member
1 year ago

She is a brave brave soul

Paweł Bożek
Community Member
1 year ago

like in Europe. Just 10x bigger

Birungi Ton
Community Member
1 year ago

I will get one for roaches snice they have decided to resist pestcides

Peter Macinnis
Community Member
1 year ago

The face of a small one is cute.

Sierra Bellows
Community Member
1 year ago

Nope. Not happening..

Laura Perkinson
Community Member
1 year ago

They need to import these into Texas. clean up the Cockroaches

Shay Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

F*CK THAT! This girl HATES airstrips, period!

Dorlinda Chong
Community Member
1 year ago

Snakes are not poisonous, they are, as you later said "venomous." Hemlock is poisonous.

Hayden Arrowsmith
Community Member
1 year ago

Not venomous my arse!... Wait until you've been bitten then tell us that. Hurts like hell for about an hour and the pain spreads up the bitten limb... and for those saying they won't bite you, I know three people that have been bitten by them, myself included. One of the others copped it far worse, he was bitten on the Jatz crackers when he grabbed a pair of jeans off the clothes line and put them on. He was in agony for over an hour and his nads were the size of an orange for a couple of days.

Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

My brother was bitten by a huntsman and whilst it did hurt there was nothing that needed to be done because the venom isn’t dangerous to humans (unless allergic or immune compromised). My parents took him to the hospital coz he was screaming and they gave him a sugar tablet as a placebo and it worked. I have had many close calls with huntsmans where they had plenty of opportunity to bite me and I have never been bitten. No one said they won’t bite you but they generally aren’t aggressive spiders and would much rather run away than bite.

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Godspeed
Community Member
1 year ago

Isn't this the one that tried to eat Frodo?

Paula Sue
Community Member
1 year ago

Hell, he terrorizes ME!!

Sue Clifford
Community Member
1 year ago

I would running away so fast there would be a dust trail.

Brenda Pipher
Community Member
1 year ago

Hello darling and what have you been doing today?

Sherry Harvey
Community Member
1 year ago

I’ll just use some Raid bug spray, but thanks for the offer!

Subhra Bikash Behera
Community Member
1 year ago

I can see the large web in background...

Fairy Kat
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG, WHAT SIZE SHOE WOULD YOU NEED TO WEAR IIIF YOU EVEN DARE STEP ON THAT GIANT TO KILL IT?! And you'd better make certain YOU DON'T MISS.

Em Watson
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

His name is Behemoth! He's actual the little girls pet!!!! And Yes he is that big. He's a huntsman!!

Karen Klinck
Community Member
1 year ago

All spiders are venomous. The question here is, does this affect a human? And I don't care if it's friendly (and spiders don't bother me; I toss them outside all the time rather than squishing them) that thing isn't coming inside.

Cora Fields
Community Member
1 year ago

Nope nada never gonna happen

Chelle Snail
Community Member
1 year ago

I love huntsmen spiders, since one saved my life 7 years ago when a whitetail spider (very dangerous, venomous) was about to attack my foot and I did not see it and luckily I moved away and then I came back in the room and saw a huntsman was eating it :) I thanked it and let it roam around my place after that and now always let huntsmen roam my houses, they eat all the horrible mozzies and flies and any dangerous spiders.

Mary Patterson
Community Member
1 year ago

Nope

Pippa Runs
Community Member
1 year ago

😳

Marty Sunderland
Community Member
1 year ago

Is tgis a cousin to the Hawaiian cane spider?

Barbar Stewart
Community Member
1 year ago

Ahhhhh

Linda Robinett
Community Member
1 year ago

Yep, huge but harmless

madmickx
Community Member
1 year ago

Just a slightly pedantic observation: Please use the correct term, "venomous" to describe creatures which can bite or sting and inject venom. "Poisonous" means something which has to be eaten to do you harm, like blowfish.

Fidget Zaftig
Community Member
1 year ago

Hunstman are bad ass. We get some here in New Orleans, they arent native but apparently enough have survived their stowaway adventures. They never get that bug though, I'm guessing because they get murdered. :(

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

Thanks for putting the kibosh on my desire to visit the Big Easy...

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Ashely1540
Community Member
1 year ago

No. He's gotta go.

Laura Williams
Community Member
1 year ago

Fun fact.... we have those in Florida (but a bit smaller)

OTTER
Community Member
1 year ago

He looks big enough for dinner!! YUCK!!

Nikki Angulo
Community Member
1 year ago

NO! NONONONONONONONO NO!

Konstantine
Community Member
1 year ago

How many Spiderman do you have?

Torhild Hansen
Community Member
1 year ago

Awsome, taking care of all her little offspring! :D

Diane Hagerty
Community Member
1 year ago

I thought I read somewhere that a Huntsman spider WAS dangerous. Hmm, even so I think I would still avoid them big time.

Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

They are one of the very few least dangerous spiders. They aren’t aggressive and their bites are harmless.

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lacartelera
Community Member
1 year ago

cool!

D. Pitbull
Community Member
1 year ago

Dude. Come on over, you can have AAAALLL the fruitflies, blackflies... I'll pay you to eat the silverfish...

Meghan Turnis
Community Member
1 year ago

My dog is blind and he'd see this thing and be terrified. I'd be catatonic, so no help there...

Intan Shafinas
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Look at those fangs 😱😱😱😱😱😱

Carmen Honacker
Community Member
1 year ago

*faints*

Melanie Savage
Community Member
1 year ago

Just nope

Peta Hurley-Hill
Community Member
1 year ago

They hurt like hell when they bite though an some (usually the ones with stripey legs) are really aggressive.I hate big spiders :(

AzKhaleesi
Community Member
1 year ago

That's a whole lotta nope.

Jessica A
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd still crap my pants if I saw it.

Francesca Gubellini
Community Member
1 year ago

Horrible creature no matter how helpful it is

Paula Sue
Community Member
1 year ago

Ah, but think of what YOU look like to IT?

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Alexandru Bucur
Community Member
1 year ago

That's the rule of thumb - the bigger the spider, the less venomous it is, because it can use it's size to hunt prey. That's why the most venomous spider ever is the Sydney funnel-web, which is usually about 2cm long ... Also in Australia, in case you were wondering.

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

That makes total sense...

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Danae Squires
Community Member
1 year ago

I did have to get one out of my bathroom using a shoebox once. I didn't have a Tupperware container big enough

Tee
Community Member
1 year ago

I didn't see the spider at first, I thought she had a huge moth on her shirt.

Mark Peels
Community Member
1 year ago

this one is the first that perfectly fits in this list!! Nice to see but her presence doesn’t really sooth me.

Aaron Kara
Community Member
1 year ago

I'll stick to bug spray thank you

Jo Choto
Community Member
1 year ago

I remember seeing a video of one of these big fellas dragging a dead mouse up a wall.

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

That is so many kinds of wrong...

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Puller Lanigan
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah, but most people's 'summer' is AUs winter....go and enjoy.

Erica D B
Community Member
1 year ago

They always creep me out. My auntie had a 'pet' Huntsman living in one of the top corners of her kitchen. It disappeared one day and I never asked about it, didn't think about it too much. I got used to seeing it there.

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

How could you have possibly gotten used to it?

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SimplySnips
Community Member
1 year ago

Your friendly neighbourhood spider!

Leon Orleans
Community Member
1 year ago

she actually.

Lemon Garnished Potato
Community Member
1 year ago

he's a big boy. Big big boy. Good for keeping flies away.

Susan Riley
Community Member
1 year ago

Okay, if you say so.

Joy Diete-Spiff
Community Member
1 year ago

He's bigger than my chihuahua

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

If your pet can be eaten by a spider, what you actually have is a snack on a leash. 🙃

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rhyan lumilay
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1 year ago

fcuk that we also have that one here and I swear those thing starts my spider phobia when one crawl in my hand while I was in the floor watching t.v. and the lights are off. I thought it was a cockroach but when I opened the lights in my horror I saw him on the wall just above the t.v!

Shirley Richard
Community Member
1 year ago

See what I see here is a girl in trouble.

Heather Sage
Community Member
1 year ago

Um....I don't know about the "pet" part.

Magpie
Community Member
1 year ago

Try some light relief. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrS6akzR3sk

Magpie
Community Member
1 year ago

Also keeps mosquitoes down.

Jacqlyn C Weir
Community Member
1 year ago

I really would love to meet one in person. Wow, just wow.

Sharon Conlan
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1 year ago

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Sharon Conlan
Community Member
1 year ago

That truly are handy to have around the house. They don’t produce webs and keep other insects in check.

Bunny Wood
Community Member
1 year ago

We get quite a few Huntsmen at home, not quite as big as this one. They are amazingly quick.

Eileen Meredith
Community Member
1 year ago

cool

Muse Williams
Community Member
1 year ago

ah right. forgot about the cockroaches ...

Eagle Girl
Community Member
1 year ago

Notice she said "LEAST" dangerous. Not safe.

Iceroyalmilktea
Community Member
1 year ago

i'm fine with large spiders as long as they dont jump or make webs above my heads

Nicole Bargert
Community Member
1 year ago

Hunstsman spiders are in Oregon as well. I saw one when camping and nearly had a heart attack.

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

No no no no no no no no!

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Andy Grooms
Community Member
1 year ago

I'll take the cockroaches.

Sonia Górnicz
Community Member
1 year ago

And behind it’s probably his web house

Vaida Kuodytė
Community Member
1 year ago

It looks like it could take your arm off in one bite D:

Amy Frank
Community Member
1 year ago

No!! Spiders are not our friends. Fish are our friends

Amy Frank
Community Member
1 year ago

What is going to keep him under control!! Knowing my silly cat, she will happliy try and catch it and bring it as a gift for me

Martins Veiss
Community Member
1 year ago

no thank you

John L
Community Member
1 year ago

Spiders so big, they have a health bar...nope!

Nupraptor
Community Member
1 year ago

We have these in Florida. I know because I had one in my house last year. My cat was meowing incessantly and staring up at my ceiling so I looked up to where he was gazing and there was a spider the size of my entire hand. Scooped him into a large cup and took him outside.

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

I would have moved and bought all new furniture, clothes, appliances, food, etc.

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Tenay Douglas
Community Member
1 year ago

Look if it keeps him from snacking on me he can have the cockroaches

lilly nyangweso
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't believe it...

danielw
Community Member
1 year ago

'least dangerous', sure, but those bastards are going to keep you up at night, with that skittering around, chasing things down.

Mike
Community Member
1 year ago

They also climb on the walls and they have no respect for keeping quiet when others are sleeping. Their "feet" have "tarsial claws" that make a racket when they walk, but are almost loud when they run across wood paneling.

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

GAAAAAAH! DID YOU HAVE TO???

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Susan
Community Member
1 year ago

Albino Alien Facehugger looking thing!

Trudy Brodsky
Community Member
1 year ago

Well maybe if they sold cute costumes for it to wear!

Barbara Baldwin
Community Member
1 year ago

Beautiful

Bron
Community Member
1 year ago

I love huntsman spiders.

Karina Andersen
Community Member
1 year ago

we have beautiful spiders in Australia

pony33
Community Member
1 year ago

I still want to put my steel toe boots on. And play squish the spider

Sandy Kavanaugh
Community Member
1 year ago

"I'll love him, and stroke him, and pet him, and call him George!"

Elizabeth Mitchell
Community Member
1 year ago

They live under the bark of trees and catch insects. They only get annoying when they wander into your house. LOL

Debra Trayler
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

This is rubbish - Huntsmans are never this size, this has been photoshopped. They are only about the size of your hand. Pffff. For a laugh, and a good dose of truth, check this out ... https://www.facebook.com/ABCTV/videos/1210434632471287/

Katharine Lancaster
Community Member
1 year ago

I think I’m in love!

Kaylee Alamaa
Community Member
1 year ago

Soooo cute

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If poisonous snakes don’t cause you to scream and panic, then what about spiders? More than 2,400 different species of arachnids call the Land Down Under their home. Among them is the deadly Sydney funnel-web spider, which can end a person’s life within 15 minutes of biting them. This spider always gets into the top lists of the world’s deadliest arachnids and doesn’t mess around: if you see one, nope right out of there!

#4

Meanwhile In Australia

Meanwhile In Australia

An olive python (Liasis olivaceus), western Australia's largest python, having a feed on an Australian freshwater crocodile (crocodylus Johnstoni).

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Biljana Malesevic
Community Member
1 year ago

It's weird when you feel bad for crocodile.

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That’s not to say that every single spider you encounter abroad is going to be a threat to you. Fortunately, less than 50 Australian spider species pose a threat to people. Let’s also not forget that most spiders are our friends and help keep the native insect population down. Obviously, these tidbits of good news won’t really make Australia’s spiders any less scary to look at. Anyone with arachnophobia should probably still avoid Australia until they get over their fear of spiders, and travel elsewhere for their Summer vacation.

#5

Araucaria Pine Cone, It's Been Reported To Kill People When Falling

Araucaria Pine Cone, It's Been Reported To Kill People When Falling

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Jill
Community Member
1 year ago

...and I thought everything was bigger in the States but Australia wins this one!

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Meanwhile, sharks in the country kill around 2 people each year, whereas crocodiles killed 14 people between 2005 and 2014, compared to 10 deaths during the 33 years preceding 2004. However, it’s not just animals that can harm you in Australia. The country is also known for its giant 10 kg pine cones that can fall on top of you as well as tennis ball sized hailstones that can cause serious damage if your head is unprotected. When in Australia, it’s best to either keep looking in all directions at once in search of threats or shut your eyes and wish you were somewhere safe and sound.

#6

Do You Even Lift Bro?

Do You Even Lift Bro?

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Adam
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

This is the late Roger Roo from Alice Springs. He died earlier this year :(

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No wonder the Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, beloved zookeeper and one of the bravest people in history, hails from Australia where danger lurks around almost every corner and you’re not sure which animal poses a threat.

#7

Ladies And Gentlemen, The Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus Porosus)

Ladies And Gentlemen, The Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus Porosus)

I'm from Darwin, Australia and our rivers here are full of these monstrosities. This guy here is nicknamed Nifty, and he is about 6m long.

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Doc Thissen
Community Member
1 year ago

You're gonna need a bigger boat...

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#8

Honey, There Is A Kid On Our Bug...

Honey, There Is A Kid On Our Bug...

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Magic567
Community Member
1 year ago

Nah there harmless don't worry

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#9

Spider Frost. Rural Victoria, Australia

Spider Frost. Rural Victoria, Australia

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Bob Beltcher
Community Member
1 year ago

That's when you start hiking with a can of hair spray and a lighter.

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#10

This Is How Australians Ensure Their Electricity Meter Doesn't Get Read

This Is How Australians Ensure Their Electricity Meter Doesn't Get Read

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Keisha Washington
Community Member
1 year ago

oh hell no, scratches trip to Australia off of the bucket list

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#11

Meanwhile, In Australia

Meanwhile, In Australia

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Hope Floats
Community Member
1 year ago

That's it.. Back to the photos of the countryside, illuminated bird's wings and men in rickety fishing boats...

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#12

Toads Riding On A Python

Toads Riding On A Python

68mm just fell in the last hour at Kununurra. Flushed all the cane toads out of my brothers dam. Some of them took the easy way out - hitching a ride on the back of a 3.5m python.

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

The cane toads are deadlier than the python believe it or not. Cane toads have very few predators due to the toxins. These cane toads were hitching a ride to escape a storm although on expert claims that the male cane toads were in fact trying to mate with the python.

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#13

Dead Whale Filled With Gas, On The Brink Of Exploding In Bunbury Yesterday

Dead Whale Filled With Gas, On The Brink Of Exploding In Bunbury Yesterday

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

Wouldnt want to be near that when it explodes, the stench would be awful.

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#14

This Giant, Hot Pink Slug Is Only Found In A Single, Isolated Forest On An Extinct Volcano In Australia

This Giant, Hot Pink Slug Is Only Found In A Single, Isolated Forest On An Extinct Volcano In Australia

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Marc
Community Member
1 year ago

What happens if you lick it? Asking for a friend!

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#15

You Know You're In Australia When Frogs Eat Snakes