After dealing with catastrophic fires then flooding and hailstorms, Australia continues to suffer the most dangerous spiders on the planet.
Funnel-web spiders are ground-dwelling, meaning they can’t climb smooth surfaces like plastic or glass. Their bites are painful, have clear fang marks and are capable of causing serious illness or death in humans if left untreated. If bitten, experts advise victims to immobilize the affected area, put on a bandage and seek immediate medical attention.
The cause is thought to be a massive rainfall in recent days as well as the heat of the summer has caused this spider to start strong migration.
Its venom attacks the central nervous system and has killed dozens of people in the past 100 years.