Introduction: Giant Venomous Extinct Arachnid- Found Surviving in Australia

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Australia is a place of many unusual species. One of these happen to be the dreaded, little known and previously thought to be extinct species of venomous arachnid
~Octa-spina'a Aurolenta-tis.

This species which was thought to have become extinct in the early 1980's, has been re-discovered at this local Australian address.

Scientists are baffled as to how the event has come to place.
One scientist is quoted as saying:
"The webs architecture is designed to lure its prey, yet providing the perfect ambush environment for the spider. The bulging egg sack within, indicates that it is indeed a female with young. "

Not only is its emergence considered a miracle of nature, the tunnel phenomenon has never before been witnessed by anyone whom has survived to tell the tale.

Happy Halloween from Down Under!


MarvellousSpalutail (author)2014-09-24

Yaaay! another aussie that celebrates Halloween! Will definitely try something like this in my hallway...

broken board (author)2012-02-18


broken board (author)2012-02-18

not everything in Australia wants to kill you but you do have to watch out for the drop bears. Ask the lads in the USA army who visit us, so funny to see them scouting through scrub land pointing their weapons sky ward looking for a drop bear to get em. Drop bears=

Down here we use the states as a source of un known as you have here

Very nice

spectacular (author)2011-11-21

Wheres the giant spider!?!

willow.narwhal (author)2011-08-16

Maaaan! This got me all excited. My first thought was Shelob.. then the Forbidden Grove.. I was onto Aragog before I realized this was fake D:

Lftndbt (author)willow.narwhal2011-08-17

LoL, your comment intrigued me enough, to look up its references.
I will take it as a complement, my theme this year is JP!1 and will be featuring a life size dilophosaurus puppet I'll be inside. :)

Lftndbt (author)willow.narwhal2011-08-17

LoL, your comment intrigued me enough, to look up its references.
I will take it as a complement, my theme this year is JP!1 and will be featuring a life size dilophosaurus puppet I'll be inside. :)

yum399 (author)2010-11-07

I was all like WAO that's pretty cool. I believed it up until the point where on that "Egg Sack" there were those baby spiders, clearly to me were made of plastic because they all stood the same way, none were curled up or anything.

bluesquirrel (author)2009-10-04

Oh wow; this is an excellent job! How many things of "web cotton" did you have to use for this much of a web? O:

lol i was half convinced for a second. nice name by the way. =D

Lftndbt (author)bluesquirrel2009-10-04

About 2 large packs.... $8.00US each. :) The trick is to not lay it too thick, then just keep stretching it out to different points. The packs go a long way. Two was enough but we used the third to fill in the gaps.

Gunther45 (author)Lftndbt2010-08-07

LOL, I would definitely not venture anywhere near there. I have had venomous snakes as pets , scorpions as pets, but spiders bug me out! Great deterrent for trespassers. Although,the fact that is Australia would make me wonder what kind of spider made this. I don't know if it would work in the states as much, but I still wouldn't go there. Nice Job!

yourworstnightmare (author)2010-08-04

how long did it take to clean up

chihuahualover112 (author)2010-03-28

 i literally thought that there was some sort of giant man-eating spider in front of someone's house. i'm not even joking. ugh, you could've given us some sort of clue that you did that yourself. either way, it's totally believable, since i believed it. well, i guess i'm not that hard to fool, but good job.

dragonfathom (author)2010-03-27

Because it's in Australia, where everything will want to kill you, it looks much more realistic. I'm pretty sure I've seen something like this with the spider in it at the Thursday Tea-Tree Plantation, but theirs was made of metal.

duck-lemon (author)2008-12-04

You make me smile, not in a creepy way though.

Lftndbt (author)duck-lemon2008-12-05

He He, I think I have seen a similar sight in the eyes of the young kids coming to my property. Their smiles made it all worth while. It is not customary in the AU to promote halloween, yet the community spirit it arouses is spectacular. Do you celebrate halloween?

Lithium Rain (author)2008-10-31

So not funny! I thought this was real when I clicked on it. :'(

Lftndbt (author)Lithium Rain2008-11-01

Oh I'm sorry. I didn't mean to get you all excited and then like smash your hopes or anything.. LoL

Lithium Rain (author)Lftndbt2008-11-01

No, I'm scared of spiders...

=SMART= (author)Lithium Rain2008-11-18

Hahaha me to ! come to think of it why did we click it in the first place !!!

finfan7 (author)2008-10-30

Tango down! That is an incredible piece of work. You got it looking almost totally natural. They should grey that web material though. Whenever I see actual large webs they seem a little bit... dirty? That gives me an idea.

Lftndbt (author)finfan72008-10-30

He he he, two days of rain, it has greyed down plenty since those shots.

finfan7 (author)Lftndbt2008-10-30

Excellent. Should look nice and spooky in the dark hours.

Lftndbt (author)finfan72008-10-30

Is that your halloween mask as your avatar?

Kiteman (author)2008-10-29

Very impressive - what did you use to make the webs?

Lftndbt (author)Kiteman2008-10-29

Store bought "web" cotton, one willing lil' brother and a afternoon of fun.

Kiteman (author)Lftndbt2008-10-29

It's excellent - it looks like the set of an old Tarzan movie.

Lftndbt (author)Kiteman2008-10-29

It does indeed, doesn't it.

killerjackalope (author)Kiteman2008-10-29

Looks like cotton stuff, we used it one year to great effect.

Lftndbt (author)killerjackalope2008-10-29

Yup, got it in one. Still want to add more though.

Sun Gear (author)2008-10-29

at first i thought that there was a Giant Venomous Extinct Arachnid- Found surviving in Australia but just to have my hopes lost. lol. it looks good by the way.

Lftndbt (author)Sun Gear2008-10-29

Thank you.. Little kids have started stopping outside my house already to check it out.

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