Australians Asked to Catch World's Deadliest Spider

See a funnel-web? Grab it!
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 3, 2012 11:09 AM CDT
Not exactly harmless.   (Flickr)

(Newser) – How would you react if you came across one of the world's deadliest spiders? If your instinct is to run, Australia might be a little disappointed in you. The Australian Reptile Park has issued a plea to residents asking them to catch the funnel-web and bring it in, reports the country's ABC News. That's because there's something scarier than the spider, according to a park worker: low anti-venom stocks. (Bites can be fatal in two hours.) "Usually we are the ones saying to people, 'If you see a dangerous animal, leave it alone,'" she said. "But, it is really important that we turn to the community to actually obtain our funnel-webs."

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