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1. Posted by tobygosheron (Budding Member 10 posts) 1y

What are the chances of me encountering an extremely massive spider in Aus?

Anyone have any stories to tell? Any areas I should be avoiding?

[ Edit: Edited on 15-Jul-2015, at 06:48 by tobygosheron ]

2. Posted by MarcoPolo89 (Full Member 158 posts) 1y

Mate, I've spent the last 4 months traveling and working in Aus and I've not seen any large spiders or snakes. This is even with camping in national parks in a tent. It's a lot harder to bump into them than you'd imagine. You're more likely to get injured by hitting a kangaroo or wombat with your car. Just come and see this country - there's nothing to be scared of as long as you take the normal precautions that you would anywhere else.
O.J.

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 1y

I agree with the previous poster - I spent 3 months travelling around Australia and never saw a large spider.

4. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4809 posts) 1y

Spent a year there, and went back twice for a month each time, and never saw any. (Not counting the gorgeous golden orb weavers in the Sydney Botanic Gardens, which I must've spent an hour photographing; but although those are larger than what I tend to see here at home, I'd say they're far from "large", nor in any way dangerous.)