This info re a new spider from RED CROSS !
Please ensure all the family takes a good look at this spider..........maybe some should not look
At the photos of the person who got bitten on the thumb and the end result....... But please take note of what the spider looks like. So if it looks like a huntsman and you are not sure.........unfortunately, but for your safety's sake........KILL IT!!!!
Watch out for this spider-Please don't delete..forward to everyone
This is a new known spider, so please take note.
Has been found all over Eastern Aust and heading to WA.
Looks similar to a huntsman.
This spider is in all states so watchout.
Not a good look!!
Please take note of this spider - it is very dangerous.
Please warn kids and send to every one you know to alert them as well!
This spider is breeding at a rate of speed and is found in more and more houses!!!!
Every one in our street sprays (gets in professionals)
But they have littlies
Soooooooooo ... our house is the spider house...
Hoax 'killer spider' warning bites emailers
If you’ve forwarded an email - purportedly from Australian Red Cross - to friends or family to warn them about flesh-eating spiders you’re not only a victim of a hoax but also a nuisance.
Red Cross’s media advisor, Bruce Wardley last week said the group had fielded so many calls about the "killer" spider he had to post a message on their website disowning the alarming warning.
"The fake email has been around at least 18 months and unfortunately people keep forwarding it thinking they’re helping others," he said.
"We’d really appreciate it if people stopped forwarding it."
I wasn't sure but thought I had seen this before..
and this is a Hoax email by the way Singo Cam sorry!
"Emails claiming a spider "similar to huntsmen" (depicted is a photograph of Loxosceles) causes severe skin ulcerations is a hoax!
by Mark Harvey, Western Australian Museum
This email and images are a hoax that has been circulating on the web for quite some time. The images are apparently not the result of a brown recluse spider bite, but from some other ailment (possibly a snake bite), and they do not emanate from Australia. I first saw these images attached to emails several years ago, and they were warning people in California about the brown recluse spider. Someone has changed the email from California to Australia and it is being spread like wildfire over the internet.
The species in question and illustrated with a photograph - the Brown Recluse Spider (Loxosceles reclusa) - has never been found in Australia, although a related species occurs in Adelaide where they appear to have been accidentally introduced sometime in the past 100 years. They occur in sheds and garages and are not considered a problem. Indeed, there is no record of anyone being bitten by them, and if someone was bitten, the symptoms would be relatively benign, not like depicted in the images (progressive ulcerations of a thumb).
The Red Cross has declared that the information in the email does not emanate from them - see www.redcross.org.au/information_hoax.htm..
There are several websites available that treat this issue, for example www.hoax-slayer.com/brown-recluse.html specifically mentions the "spider heading for Western Australia" hoax. The most strident critic of these hoax emails is Rick Vetter from University of California, Riverside and his article at insects.about.com/od/spiders/tp/brown-recluse-lies.htm is very good."
Geesss I am a party pooper
From the Red Cross
Email warning about Australian Spider bite
An email warning purporting to come from Australian Red Cross about an Australian spider bite is not an official communication. We do not send unsolicited emails with health warnings, and therefore cannot verify any of the information contained in this email, so please do not forward it on.
To much freaking time on my hands
It's so sad that there are so many gullible people in this world who think they've won 25 million each week and that necrotising spiders are under every piece of outdoor furniture and will eat all your flesh because they got an email telling them so.
F%#k me dead, I just want to pull my hair out and scream really f$@king loud.
got it from what i thought was a reasonable source and was concerned about my fellow seabreezes.....
Stuff the lot of ya!
Singo sang a song but the song was not a singo-long.
It looks credible but others pointed it out that it is a hoax.
Thanks for being concerned Singo.
I'd be more worried about what infliction leads you to publically post pics of yaself with a thong so far upya butt - it will need surgical removal.
But thanks for caring Slingo.
But the White Tailed spider bite does cause similar problems so I'd not be surprised if that is in fact a whitetail bite....... just the worst one ever out of thousands of cases........
Just that they are not flooding over the border to WA after terrorising the eastern states
From the medical journal of Australia (credible source me thinks)
No necrotic lesions or ulcers developed as a consequence of a white-tail spider bite (0; 97.5% CI, 0–2.8%), and there were no cases of confirmed infection.
well theres definately funnel webs here!!!
just backfilled a trench last week and had one on my boot. a healthy female.
the australian still says they dont exist here so i emailed them but havent heard back. also wikipedia is wrong.
this spider did the whole rear up n strike thing on my shovel. looked awesome.
when we were kids on the south coast nsw we used to tip oil down their holes and smash them when they popped up. too many kids around to take chances.
Are you sure it wasn't a trapdoor spider?
They are similar to funnel webs and certaily arc up if you get them out of their hole.
If they are in their hole, which they mostly are, they just duck down the bottom of their hole and hide.
They sure look fierce and ugly though.
we have a rare salt lake wolf spider that is k*n huge and likes to chase you, it loves a boot too.
have to agree about the white tail , hurt like hell and itched for months, dont scratch or get it dirty or it will get bad
Bl00dy coincidinks! Jumped out of shower this morning & grabbed the towell (standard morning protocal)...a white-tail dropped out onto the floor. Didn't make it very far, unfortunate for him/her, but makes you wonder how many spideys live in your linen, clothing...BED?!
I read somewhere that we will 'eat' about 8 spiders in a lifetime whilst we're asleep...maybe that's why I can't lose weight?
Btw, I have been bitten by a white-tail - red & itchy for about 2 days, that's all.
A trap door in Singapore is more deadly than a funnel web in Sydney.