Plutselig satt hun der – midt i solen og ventet på en blodfersk frokost –
Og nei – totalt ufarlig for mennesker!
Suddenly she was there. Basking in the sunlight waiting for a fresh breakfast –
the Cross Spider.
And no, she isn’t the least dangerous to humans!
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Oops! Too close!!!!!!!!!!!
🙂 I won’t bite you! Promise!!! (Besides, – it’s not poisonous! )
Thank you. No Eeeeeeek! ?
I’m a farmer’s daughter, country girl and spent time in the bush as a child. Snakes, spiders, scorpions, centipedes and so on. God’s creatures all. Treating them with respect and leaving them alone usually works well.
I’ve must have been extremely lucky. Lived in WA for a year and went regularly hunting in the bush completely unaware of the dangers that might lurk there. And I never saw a snake or any other dangerous creature. Packed a 22 automatic with 16 shots and thought myself to be invulnerable 🙂 Never saw a thing! Just as well!
Ha ha ha! You were well prepared though. We were in Queensland on a sheep station out back of Dirrinbandi, living in tents and doing school by correspondence. There for less than a year while my father and uncle built fences. I had a pet emu. It was a very enriching experience.
Queensland? That’s where all the bullfrogs gather? Right? And they are building fences that doesn’t work very well?
That would be Cane Toads, imported (foolishly) to try to deal with the sugar cane beetle. That worked, but the toads proliferated to the out of control stage, but yes, pretty much contained within the state of QLD. . We have three rabbit proof fences in WA: Following the introduction of Myxomatosis to control rabbits in the 1950s, the importance of the Rabbit Proof Fence diminished.The dingo fence was not so successful, but still did a fair job. You can check this one out on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dingo_Fence. It is a pretty big topic.
‘Dear child has many names’! All I know is that they are big and they are poisonous, which means that no other species will eat them. If on tried, it would surely die.
Australia has a history of importing new species to combat the ones posing a problem. And it never seems to work like intended? Always spiraling out of control.
So when no animal may handle the bullfrog, what’s next? Some sort of bacteria?
We do have a similar problem in Europe for the time being: The Iberian snail! It sspreads like wildfire and seem to resist most measures. It invades any garden and eats your flowers and most cherished plants from the roots and up. The best advise seem to be to make them drown themselves – in beer!!!
They are beautiful, in their own way! We probably look “ugly” and “frightening” to them! 😉
An enormous black shaddow, I imagine. Something like a ‘troll’ out of an adventure… ?
There is no reason to, but it’s a very funny thing: People seem to get scared anyway – even through the internet. Look at the respons to this picture? Practically none! It’s against all logic, but there seems to be a certain ‘dislike’ only to look (quite safely) at a picture on the screen? Booooooh!
I do not scare this nice Cross Spider!