Like its close relative, the North American Black Widow, this spider is venomous. Deaths are very rare but it can inflict a nasty bite that will make you pretty sick for a while and, in some cases, even hospitalise you.
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Wow, great shots trevor. Pin sharp.
Wouldnt like to get that close to that! Very brave and well done
Thanks Mark. Not brave really – I’m bigger than she is! And the truth is they only bother you if you bother them!
Fantastic clarity and detail!
Thanks Anne Marie – I’m improving!
Great shot!!! So clear, and I really like being able to clearly see the pattern of the red on the back.
Thanks Mate! :-)
Awesome shot Trevor. They are a beautiful critter, but very scary as well. Well done for getting so close.
Thanks Shane. I have no problem with spiders. Or snakes. I love ’em!
I LOVE looking at them but you won’t get me near them unless there is either glass or some other barrier between us :-) Well done
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