Venomous 'Megaspider' Donated to Australian Zoo During Wet and Humid Weather

A zoo in New South Wales said it received a donation of a giant funnel web spider during a spell of humid and wet weather.

The Australian Reptile Park said the spider measured in at 8 cm (the average size is 1-5cm) with fangs that were almost 2 cm in length, prompting the keepers to dub it a “megaspider”.

Michael Tate, Education Officer of the Australian Reptile Park, said: “Having MEGASPIDER handed into the venom program is so amazing, in my 30+ years at the Park, I have never seen a funnel web spider this big!" Credit: Australian Reptile Park via Storyful

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