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Dodoairlines_csm

I agree with the dog's commentary in the background


UsedLandscape876

Don't have to be Doctor Doolittle to know it's saying "I'll stick around a *little* longer, but shouldn't you put down the camera and get the fire going?"


BostonUniStudent

He's saying what we're all thinking.


Cameronmark374

Send the Nuke


IC_223

Yeah the dog knows what's up. Edit : for unintentionally funny typo.


Ytu_qtu

Also the dog


buffdolphin

Sorry, that’s not a dog, that’s me.


Bad_Lazarus

This is one of those situations when you really need 1000 hungry birds


The_Blendernaut

This is one of those situations where 1000 hungry birds nope the fuck out. These spiders are hungry too.


baconcandyfloss

Don't you guys remember the last war Australia involved itself in with birds?


Bad_Lazarus

Ah yes the great Emu war. Don’t fuck with birds


Bad_Lazarus

Ok then I’ll just throw a generic “kill them with fire” comment out there.


chadillac_alien

This is the one.


[deleted]

That's a weird way to spell nuclear warhead


Castrol86

This is one of those situations when you really need a flamethrower.


CapnEarth

Why? The spiders are important to the ecosystem


Bad_Lazarus

Yes. Spiders are. But 20,000 spiders in one small area are not.


Zaxacavabanem

Yes they are. What, do you think they all teleported to that fence from miles around? That many spiders were always in that vicinity. They were just hiding at ground level before. Seriously, walk around outside at night (in certain parts of Australia) with a torch sometime. The grass in the torchlight will glitter like there are tiny multi coloured gems strewn all about. That's spider eyes, reflecting the light.


Bad_Lazarus

I’ll pass.


Zaxacavabanem

It's very pretty.


tnemmoc_on

And that's just the ones that are looking at you.


eorenhund

Thank god I'm not Australian.


bigmilker

Or 100 cans of Raid


Bad_Lazarus

At least


TheKakkle

Goodbye, friend of Hagrid


ladydeadpool420

When spiders die they just respawn in australia


theory_conspirist

We could spawn-kill them if not for the emus


toothpasteshittin162

game balance, people! instead of spawning them somewhere they won't die instantly, just add another class to switch to when you're getting spawncamped! it's not like we have fucking billions of species to choose from already


zombie9393

Species? I wouldn’t want to torch them all but Knowing that 7 out of 10 worlds deadliest everything exists there…I’d seriously think about it.


reaper325

They’re all Giant Huntsman aka spidey bros in Australia. Fantastic pest management and they’re both non-aggressive and non-venomous! EDIT: As several others have pointed out, they’re Wolf Spiders, not Huntsman. I stand corrected and have sent back my Straya Card as pennance! Huntsman are still spidey bros though


BallSaxophonist

Huntsman's have way longer/hairier legs, their bodies are much smaller vs their legs. These are more likely some kind of garden wolf spider. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_huntsman_spider


J_Megadeth_J

No, lol. These are clearly wolf spiders. Not the huntsman I know but the aussie huntsman are larger and shaped differently.


JAB2010

But that’s still WAAYY too many of ‘em.


reaper325

You know, I find myself agreeing with you for some traumatizingly horrifying reason


And-ray-is

r/confidentlyincorrect


Successful-Quote8204

Except for that one spider who rushed a bunch of small dudes and yeeted them off the wall


sitdowndisco

* not huntsman


VojtislavCZ

They are venomous,but it´s not a potent venom ;)


Franklin_le_Tanklin

But are they poisonous?


JamesDCooper

No, they're venomous


Franklin_le_Tanklin

But what if I ate one?


JamesDCooper

Then you would be a Blink 182 simile.


ToniofhouseStark

Hanz, grab the flammenwerfer


HarlenHyde

We're waaaay past that, sir. The napalm strike has already been called.


js_fortnight_a

Yeah naa, can’t take any chances, just nuke the site from orbit.


HarlenHyde

You're right. It's the only way to be sure.


This-Strawberry

But that runs the risk of irradiated spiders! Kinetic spike, first.


Medicinal_Platano487

Death Star firing up reactor cores!


Abysmalmass

It shoots flamen!!!!


Nordseefische

Even better, it werfs flammen.


fractiousrhubarb

Today, we *are* here to fuck spiders


coinstash

Here, have my upvote.


towerVP

Na yea na, get tha flameridoo m8


nailbunny2000

[Nuke the site from orbit](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCbfMkh940Q)


Xeroque_Holmes

You will need HIMARS for that


The_Assassinacan

They aren't there due to flooding. They are just all visible due to flooding.


SkidWilly86

That's a sobering thought, isn't it? I'd like to think that every fucking spider in the world migrated to that fence, but no, that's just one type of spider from that little area.


The_Assassinacan

Pretty wild. I've seen huntsman (common large-ish spider) babies just after hatching a couple of times. They're tiny, but there's so freaking many that it looks like the floor, the walls and the roof are moving. As many as are here, it's possible it's one or two generations of a single family.


SkidWilly86

And the ants outnumber them by millions. I'd hate to be around if they all decided to go to war.


DarXasH

There's a book somewhat about that - Children of Ruin. It gets a bit ridiculous, but I enjoyed the series.


Bad_Lazarus

That would be epic


seuche23

There's a cool short story I read years ago about a man that refused to leave his farm or something when an army of ants were destroying everything in their path not too far away. He ended up building a moat around his property to stop the ants in their tracks, but they just built a bridge with their bodies and took over the land anyway. Hopefully someone might remember it and share the name.


LaserPoweredDeviltry

Leiningen Versus the Ants. "Escape 48 01 14 Leiningen Vs The Ants : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive" https://archive.org/details/Escape480114LeiningenVsTheAnts Actually leiningen wins after he burns the Ants with fire. I'm sure Reddit would approve.


sixtieskidnj

I read Leningen versus the ants more than 40 years ago and I’m still traumatized.


Tapdatsam

And also, consided the reason why so many baby spiders are born: less than 1% will make it to reproductive age. Now when you look back at this video, just know that there were hundreds of thousands more babies


RidethatSeahorse

Nothing like staggering into the bathroom in the morning and the floor is moving… with an explosion of baby spiders.


GolgiApparatus1

This was literally a recurring dream during my adolescence. Basement of my first home with walls and floor covered in spiders, except in the dream they are all different species and sizes, biggest being like half a meter.


shalafi71

Take a strong flashlight out at night. Hold it at shoulder level and sweep the ground. ALL of those sparking dew-drops are spider eyeballs, no exceptions. At camp I can see *galaxies*, but unless you creep up on one, you'll never know they're there. 1cm or so and crazy skittish. And then there's the big mommas that build webs at face height. You'll know all about them in a hurry.


SkidWilly86

Yeah, been there. I don't remember what comedienne it was, but she said: *"Any man can look cool on a motorcycle. Honey, if you wanna know what kind of man you got, watch him walk into a spider web."*


shalafi71

I dance and scream like a toddler being electrified. Not even that scared of them, I'll get right up close and have a look. But *on* me?! Fuck off with that.


SkidWilly86

Ha! I've almost killed myself on the riding lawnmower. We have those golden orb weavers around here that make a very sticky web. I like to leave them be, but if they get on you, it feels like an Alaskan king crab crawling on your neck. Gaaaaahh!!!


nsfwtttt

I hate you.


joyouskhaki

I’m shuddering


Ginchy1971

Why I will never live in Australia


kemh

Or visit! Sorry, Australia!


NotYourSnowBunny

Really? I feel like scuba diving, surfing, wild nature animals, and exploring the desert are amazing reasons to visit!


Ginchy1971

I know it’s beautiful and I would love to visit, but man I hate spiders!!!!!!!


Aishas_Star

I live there and haven’t seen a single spider in like 4 weeks. Biggest thing to be afraid of in Australia is the sun. Kills and harms more people than a few little spiders ever would


The_Assassinacan

Don't worry, they're all at this guy's house now. The rest of the country is safe.


GolgiApparatus1

Cut one of those out and you've still got New Zealand.


[deleted]

Lmao at the fucking pussies downvoting you. Australia is hands down one of the best travel destinations in the world for exactly the reasons you listed. Fucking cowards scared of some non venemous spiders. Probably some neck beard basement hermits like that one Reddit mod that ended up on the news for the anti work subreddit. Edit- at least you’re getting upvoted above 0 now!


RN-Wingman

Nearly all spiders are venomous, not all are dangerous to us though.


minorkeyed

You probably hurt people often without even noticing.


[deleted]

Good one? Dude was downvoted to like -8 for his comment. Imagine thinking Australia is a bad travel destination lmao


minorkeyed

I'm serious. Your callous response to people's fears suggest you may do that to people in your life without noticing. They notice though, and your insults also suggests they won't bring it up with you for fear of you hurting them more. People probably avoid you because you're a callous threat to them.


[deleted]

I mean you aren’t wrong. I have basically no friends and am extremely depressed. Thanks for the accurate analysis.


thisismyusername3185

I moved from UK to Australia 20 years ago; I live in the suburbs close to Melbourne. In 20 years I've seen one snake when I went into the country (granted, it was a Brown Snake and I nearly stepped on it, which would have been bad - "The eastern brown snake is considered the second-most venomous terrestrial snake in the world"). I have seen quite a few spiders - Redbacks (Black Widows), White tails, Huntsmen. Edit - but not as many as you'd think, maybe about 1-3 a year. Never seen a shark, saw Crocs when I went on a trip to Northern Territory. Basically unless you live in the bush / country, you rarely encounter these and would be extremely unlucky to actually get bitten.


PaisleyLass

You’re lucky! I lived in Clayton and Cranbourne and saw a huntsman about every other week. Lifetime trauma 😅


Alixthetrapgod

Yup! I prefer to live


jacket_with_sleeves

That's their fence now


LetsGoToTheMars

My Australian is very poor but I reckon yea nah mate get fucked


0xbasileus

10/10


Agreeable-Bicycle355

That’s some A+ Australian.


williamwalkerobama

That dude is way too close to those things for my comfort lol.


WhatsYourGameTuna

There’s no way he didn’t walk away with at least one spider on him 😖


whathitwonder434

I would die. I would die, and the spiders would just make a house out of me but at least I’d be dead.


mighty_rasputitsa

r/TIHI


siryuber

I just realised what I hate about spiders - it's how unpredictably and awkard they move. Like, what the hell, they are just epitome of RNG irl.


totallynotaplant9

This is one of my biggest issues with them, specifically why are you running TOWARD me if you're AFRAID of me you scary dingus


TonyVstar

If bugs understood personal space like most animals do they wouldn't be so bad


gilad_ironi

Of course it's in Australia...


GotYaSon1

Time to leave the planet, no spiders on mars amiright


zanillamilla

That's correct, Ziggy.


aidantemple

You're statistically never more than one metre from a spider. The flood didn't create those little guys. It just brought them out of hiding. Otherwise they'd still be safely under your pillow or on the underside of your desk.


LarennElizabeth

Hey fuck you pal Edit: take my horrified upvote.


TheHuju

You piece of...


NominalGamertag

ass


Beneficial-Recover69

I hate this


KitchenNazi

Phew, glad I live in a country that doesn't use the metric system.


elpoyolocho

Why did you have to comment this and why did I have to read it 😭


_revanarchy

This is suddenly not a safe space…


Athandreyal

> Otherwise they'd still be safely under your pillow or on the underside of your ~~desk~~ _toilet seat_. ftfy


GolgiApparatus1

On average. Don't go assuming you are 1 meter from a spider at all times.


CrosbyCanGetBent

Come on man


Nicahosis

RUN


boniemonie

What kind?


optiongeek

It's Australia. I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's not the good kind.


Attackpancake

Aussie here, they look like wolf spiders to me. Pretty harmless but bit of a painful bite.


larraraine138

If they are the same as Wolf spiders in America, they are actually good. They hunt and kill deadly spiders (like the brown recluse) and mosquitos. Like, actively hunt down and kill them. I'd still wet myself if I saw that wall though...


hickaustin

Wolf spiders are some of the few species I allow to live around the exterior of my house. Wolf spiders and black widows get a pass (unless it’s inside the garage or house). They eat the more aggressive and venomous spiders where I am, so they’re aight. I still hate them, but it’s more of a symbiotic hate.


HardFastHeavy

Australia wasn't designed for humans. It was designed for nightmares. And kangaroos.


PaisleyLass

Take my award and upvote!


HardFastHeavy

Take my thanks and appreciation! 👍🙏🤙


PaisleyLass

🫶🏻


awelawdhecomin

r/nope


CIR24

They evacuated the house to get to higher ground.


AssBlast2020

are they bitey?


edogg01

It's Australia. Everything is bitey.


TinyDemon000

Someome above said they're huntsman, so no they're not bitey to us but they're the perfect house spider as they kill/eat nasty spiders like redbacks. We've got one living in our mailbox and we moved him inside. They live behind the picture frames/mirrors on your walls. Flat, dark, cool, safe spaces. You really never actually see many spiders here unless you're going into attics or unused buildings. obviously present company excepted.


AssBlast2020

seems like this army will need a lot of food


Jealous_Silver359

This is what is under your nice house


[deleted]

Worse still are the number of bugs they must eat to keep them alive.


PdxRedditNewbie

Could you turn that off, please?


MachineLord1

Crikey that's a lot of spiderydoos


theshak06

Nightmare fuel.


MrBearWrangler

My house is by a river and we have some BEASTS crawling around my basement and sometimes up into my house. Primal instinct kicks in and i want to kill them obviously. But we have a rule to not bother any spiders at my house. We dont have a single fly and the spiders dont bother us or the dogs at all. Me and the boyfriend had a debate about killing one because it was bigger than my hand. We chose not to. If they rid my house of annoying flies they are welcome company


3eeps

Yeah I live in a basement, now I get nothing big, but I get tons of spiders in all corners, with a few quick movers on the ground. So far so good, but I wish the web making spiders would actually fucking start catching something lol


Illiterate_Scribe

Give me a fly over a spider the size of my damn hand. I can swat a damn fly out of the air.


Salt_Bath_2468

Dare you to grab it like your trying to pick up marbles


chrono_ark

Thanks for that horrible mental image


sharpyboy

I thought all of Australia was like that anyway.


nellako

Average backyard in Australia


Exception2TheZuul

Octa-GONE 🕷️


Yowser45

Australian Spiders? Eh, no thanks.


Therealcactusmac

Australia. Shocker.


Ok-Chemistry-9261

*Alright now hand me the flame thrower!!*


bentongettingby

It’s just a spider family reunion! They’re having a great time catching up


Elegant_Fun5295

Happy Halloween!!


Error4ohh4

A FREE lifetime supply of spiders? Yes please!


mulchedeggs

I recall this happening a few days before the wabash River flooded my home. Wolf spiders all over the east side of the house. Not as bad as the OP but still very bad.


lindby94

I am the dog!


8cuban

Jesus Christ, that whole fucking continent needs to be burned to the ground.


meathead

Didn't it already?


2cool4afool

Yes. And we still remain


theory_conspirist

And push them somewhere else? Our best chance to be rid of them is nuclear winter at this point.


elpoyolocho

The silver lining of a third world war


Stu1127

Grab the flamethrower and burn it down


Maleficent_Lack123

I agree with the dog.


MONKM4N

One of the "many" reasons why I'm never never visiting Australia... :)


Ok-Gate-6240

Maybe those Austalian wildfires last year weren't such a bad thing.


sunnydaze444

People died. My entire town was lost.


Torakikiii

Just NO!!


safelix

Burn it with igni


Bad_Lazarus

I got it bro


lol_treez

That Flamethrower Elon was advertising looks MIGHTY useful right about now.


borgis1

Ah nice, you all got them together. Now then is the chance. Go out in the shed, pick up the spare gas tank, some spray of unknow origin as long as it is combustable. throw some gasoline on the fence, do not step to close(those mf's look hungry). Light a match and start spraying


sarcasticmurse_

Burn it all down


TotalAntique

Burn it


feldomatic

Ahh Australia, better known as British Nopeland


EntertainmentRare697

Reason enough not to live in Australia.


mickeehmcnasty

That's a million reasons to avoid Australia


smooze420

I’d be double fisting cans of raid till I kilt every single one of them.


Leroythedroid

literal nightmare fuel


izlyiest

Should be r/WTF --thanks for the nightmares!


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edogg01

/r/nopeasfuck


daveshops

Oh hell no


Thin_Arachnid6217

I bet there are more than a hundred! /s


gullymandem

Thanks for the itchiness


OperatorJo_

N.O.P.E.


WallsoHard88

One long nope fence


lokario809

Please get the wunderwaffe dg-2.....


Cinema104

.


ariqnixon

Thought this was a fly trap


Exhumedatbirth76

Nooooope....fuck that noise, and I live in Fl where 75% of all wildlife is aiming to kill you.


baronfresh

I'm here to fuck spiders!


Spisildbv

Yeah, I’m gonna need some gasoline and a couple o’ matches to fix that for ya buddy.


scaryassassin27

Burn it


Vlada_Ronzak

Time for another fire


griffduggydug

How many do you think there are, Patrick?


Skulcane

Brother, get the heavy flamer


GrumpyGrampaof6

That's gonna take a lot of raid.