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December 28, 2021


A family in Western Australia got the shock of their lives a few days ago when a large huntsman spider climbed out of their child's school sneaker.

(Thanks to Ralph)


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This more commonly known as "Monday" in eastern Australia.

"Creepy crawlies are always coming in from the bush. We stumbled across this huge huntsman spider in our shed and it gave quite a scare," mum Ruth Tinley said."

What's the big deal? The huntsman is just a big creepy crawly.

Australian 'partially rhyming' nursery rhyme.

The humongous, poisonous spider climbed up the waterspout.
Down came the rain
And washed the spider out.
Out came the sun
And dried up all the rain
And the humongous, poisonous spider climbed into your child's school sneaker which caused years of therapy to make your bugger kid Skipper put on his slipper again.

"Daddy, I found Boris!"

I think the point is they were shocked that the huntsman spider, which can grow to the size of a dinner plate, *fit* in the kid's sneaker. Just another example of why Australia and the rest of the English (sorta) speaking world have trouble communicating.

And that's why God made flamethrowers

I have to question Australia's questionable policy of catching venomous critters, transporting them a few blocks away and releasing them to have another try. If police caught a serial killer, drove them to the next county and turned them loose, would that be considered a good move? Just asking.

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