Summer is pretty much upon us over here in North America, but as beautiful weather begins to grace our shores, it leaves behind the wonderful lands on the other side of the world. While there are plenty of people who will be sad to see summer leave, there are likely just as many who are excited to watch it go — specifically those folks in Australia.
You see, summer in the land Down Under isn’t just hot as Hell. Oh no. It is the kind of weather that tends to bring out the worst of the creepy-crawly bugs and the slew of other horrible creatures that call Australia home. Take, for example, this giant pile of nope that was found in the backyard of Redditor Devilheart.
You might not be able to pick it out in this picture since it does have disturbingly good camouflage.
Oh wait, there it is! And what is it, exactly? Well, from what we can tell, this is a massive golden silk orb-weaver spider.
They are known to bite, but only if provoked. Typically, this species tries to have as little interaction with humans as possible.
Luckily for Devilheart, the golden orb-weaver’s venom is not deadly to humans. The pain associated with its bite, however, is not pleasant.
I’d like to think that not long after those pictures were taken, Devilheart grabbed some body spray and a lighter and went to town by destroying this horrible creature. Then again, that might just be wishful thinking on my part.