Thursday, December 1, 2011

Photograph of a Red Back Spider

Warning to those suffering from a phobia of spiders, perhaps you might want to stop scrolling down now :)

I noticed a number of my loyal followers (deep thanks everyone) area from overseas...me living in Australia. My decision to share a photo I took of an Australian Native...the Kookaburra has been received well.

Sometimes I take for granted that I live in an area where I I see such beautiful native species, I feel in the mood for sharing lately and sharing the enjoyment that it brings.

What I'm sharing now is a photo of an infamous native Australian spider - The Redback Spider (Latrodectus hasselti). Named for obvious reasons this spider has a striking red marking on its back and its  extremely toxic venom.

...The specimen shown below was captured in my very own backyard area.

Enjoy at your own risk :)

Redback Spider

6 comments:

  1. dude, it is my dream to go to Australia but the thought of all the deadly spiders is always on the back of my mind. I have no fear of spiders but I think a big part of that the fact that I live in a area where a spider bite is barley likely to pierce my skin. a3

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  2. I would not want to wake up with that thing staring at me...great shot though!!

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  3. That's crazy. I actually find it so cool, this blood red spider, it's pretty damn awesome in my opinion at least.

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  4. At least it's no Black Widow. Hourglass = kill it with fire or run away.

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