19 Reasons Why Arachnophobes Should Give Australia A Miss

Scared of spiders? Maybe score Australia off your bucket list.

1. Australia is home to Earth’s scariest spiders.

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This angry fella is a Sydney funnel-web: during an attack it bites repeatedly.

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2. They hang out everywhere.

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3. By the pool.

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4. In the car.

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5. On your toilet roll.

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Also, behind your toilet roll.

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Even inside your toilet roll. There is no escape.

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Do. Not. Lift. The. Seat.

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9. Bird eating spiders.

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10. Snake eating spiders.

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11. Jumping ones.

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12. Redbacks. Seven times more toxic than Black Widows.

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13. They’re almost impossible to catch.

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They flee when approached.

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Most attempts end in disaster.

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14. Weirdly, some people get used to them.

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16. But generally they’re just annoyingly scary.

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18. Desperate times require desperate measures.

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19. So, what you waiting for?

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Come check out our wonderful wildlife!

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Simon Crerar is founding editor of BuzzFeed Australia and is based in Sydney.
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