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1. Posted by tobygosheron (Budding Member 10 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

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 159 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

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.

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3891 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

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

4. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5160 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

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.)