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!

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

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
spectacular3 years ago
Wheres the giant spider!?!
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.narwhal4 years ago
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.narwhal4 years ago
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. :)
yum3994 years ago
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.
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)  bluesquirrel5 years ago
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.
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!
how long did it take to clean up
 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.
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-lemon6 years ago
You make me smile, not in a creepy way though.
Lftndbt (author)  duck-lemon6 years ago
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?
So not funny! I thought this was real when I clicked on it. :'(
Lftndbt (author)  Lithium Rain6 years ago
Oh I'm sorry. I didn't mean to get you all excited and then like smash your hopes or anything.. LoL
No, I'm scared of spiders...
Hahaha me to ! come to think of it why did we click it in the first place !!!
finfan76 years ago
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)  finfan76 years ago
He he he, two days of rain, it has greyed down plenty since those shots.
finfan7 Lftndbt6 years ago
Excellent. Should look nice and spooky in the dark hours.
Lftndbt (author)  finfan76 years ago
Is that your halloween mask as your avatar?
Kiteman6 years ago
Very impressive - what did you use to make the webs?
Lftndbt (author)  Kiteman6 years ago
Store bought "web" cotton, one willing lil' brother and a afternoon of fun.
Kiteman Lftndbt6 years ago
It's excellent - it looks like the set of an old Tarzan movie.
Lftndbt (author)  Kiteman6 years ago
It does indeed, doesn't it.
Looks like cotton stuff, we used it one year to great effect.
Lftndbt (author)  killerjackalope6 years ago
Yup, got it in one. Still want to add more though.
Sun Gear6 years ago
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 Gear6 years ago
Thank you.. Little kids have started stopping outside my house already to check it out.