Australian funnel-web spider season starts early this year
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
SYDNEY, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Australia's most dangerous species of spider, the Sydney funnel-web, has appeared in high numbers earlier in the year than usual, due to a period of unseasonably wet and warm weather.
In a statement on Friday, the Australian Reptile Park warned of the early emergence of the spiders and called for residents not to kill the arachnids, but carefully catch them and hand them in for milking.
The Australian Reptile Park is the only place in the world which milks funnel we ...