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Big, Hairy, Spiders

One of the realities of living in a bush environment is that you are going to get spiders in and around your house pretty much all the time, especially Huntsmen. Huntsmen spiders (or Harry Huntsmen as my wife calls them) are especially common inside, as they come in looking for meals such as other spiders, roaches and any bug of suitable size that also likes to dwell indoors. Huntsmen look intimidating, but they are normally quite timid and harmless, though if really harassed can become aggressive (treat any spider with a degree of care and caution). Out of all the spiders, Huntsmen are possibly the tidiest ones when it comes to not leaving huge amounts of web everywhere. Daddy Longlegs (Harvestmen) seem to be the absolute worst and, fortunately, they are few and far between in our place.

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