The Spider that Ate Sydney

We took a nice drive around some of the northern Sydney beaches the other day, where I captured this shot of downtown Sydney’s impending demise (by giant spider monster). I’m sorry that none of you will get a chance to visit Sydney now, but if it’s any consolation, I did get some nice photos while it was still around.

This might be a good time to mention that Australia is sometimes called the world’s most dangerous country for its enormous collection of deadly animals, including tons of venomous spiders. I was disturbed to find out that one of them is named the ‘Sydney Funnel-web spider’, which is not the least bit reassuring to hear about when staying in Sydney.

They also happen to have all 10 of the world’s top 10 deadliest snakes.  Also… sharks! At the beaches! And people keep swimming there anyway!  What a ballsy lot. But on the other hand, the murder/homicide rate is pretty low, so all-in-all, it probably balances out.  😉

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3 thoughts on “The Spider that Ate Sydney

  1. Did you swim with the sharks? Most sharks don’t eat people.. I’m obsessed with shark education.. mainly b/c of my deep fear/fascination with them. Hmm venomous creatures can go away though. Ugh.. so Sydney = poison. Educated. haha. I have to say, that spider photo is amazing.

    • Thank you. 🙂 I didn’t swim with sharks, though I’ve seen places here where you can. They may not want to eat people, but they sure take a lot of bites out of us in the course of satisfying their curiosity! People who surf in wetsuits look like dinner (seals) to them. Sometimes the sharks have a taste first before they realize it’s not what they’re looking for.

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