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Zoos in south-eastern Australia have warned people of the upsurge of poisonous tarantulas, which are flocking to populated areas for dryness.
This is a phenomenon that the people of New South Wales would have done well without. After suffering major flooding last week, this region of south-eastern Australia is now stricken by an invasion of tarantulas. These spiders have fled the rising waters and now threaten people around Sydney.
Zoos in the region have alerted the population to the dangerousness of certain species that have been seen in numbers in inhabited areas, such as the terrible Atrax robustus, which is considered the most poisonous spider for humans.
A bit too close for my liking – but these funnel webs are used to save lives.
– Skaie Hull (@SkaieHull) January 7, 2021
Located north of Sydney, Reptile National Park fortunately holds a serum against the effect of its powerful venom, developed on site in the late 1980s. The organization has also created collection points for stray tarantulas. You still have to have the guts to capture them …