Sydney Funnel Web Spider Season Is Here
Sydney Funnel Web Spider – After the recent rainfall, funnel web spiders are out in big numbers across Sydney, this Sydney Funnel Web Spider has astonished expert and is one of biggest of them all.
Meet “Colossus” – a huge Sydney Funnel Web Spider – he is the biggest male funnel web spider we’ve ever had handed to The Australian Reptile Park.
The huge funnel web spider was given to the Australian Reptile Park this week.
He was found on the Central Coast in New South Wales, measures 7.8cm across.
Last year the Aussie Reptile Park team did 3,500 milking to help produce antivenin for bite victims at Sydney hospitals.
The spider packs enough venom to kill a fully-grown adult in just 15 minutes.
So much venom, in fact, that its fangs are constantly dripping when it rears up at Park staff.
Stay safely away from Sydney funnel web spider – and bringing them to The Australian Reptile park so we can continue our lifesaving antivenin program.
Atracinae, commonly known as Australian funnel-web spiders, is a subfamily of spiders in the funnel-web spider family Hexathelidae – native to Australia and found in the Sydney area.
Funnel Web Spider produce venom which is dangerous to humans and bites by spiders of six of the species have caused severe injuries to victims. The bite of the Sydney funnel-web spider (Atrax robustus) is potentially deadly, but no fatalities have occurred since the introduction of modern first-aid techniques and antivenom.
Video : Sydney Funnel Web Spider from Australia Reptile Park
The Australian Reptile Park is located at Somersby on the Central Coast, New South Wales in Australia. North of Sydney, just off the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway, the park is home to a variety of reptiles, including snakes, lizards and crocodiles, as well as other Australian animals, such as koalas, kangaroos, cassowaries and Tasmanian devils.
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