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!

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

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    broken board

    7 years ago on Introduction

    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

    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:

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    Lftndbtwillow.narwhal

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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. :)

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    Lftndbtwillow.narwhal

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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. :)

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    yum399

    8 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    bluesquirrel

    9 years ago on Introduction

    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:

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    Lftndbtbluesquirrel

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    Gunther45Lftndbt

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    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!

     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.

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    dragonfathom

    9 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    Lftndbtduck-lemon

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    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?

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    LftndbtLithium Rain

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

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