Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Spiders!!! Lethal and dangerous. They are among the first creatures to come out of the sea some 400 million years ago. There are more than 2000 species of spiders in Australia. They spread from treetops to caves, from seashores to deserts. There are some that even hunt in rivers. As with snakes, Australia houses some of the most poisonous spiders in the world. There is very little known about the majority of Australian spiders and their toxins. ALL spiders should be treated with respect. Even those less venomous can inflict a painful bite. It is hard to define which spider in the world is the most dangerous to humans. Several spiders could qualify, depending on what you mean by dangerous.