More Alt-Tourism Australia, Spider Version


In keeping with my theme of  “Spider of the Day” and our recent post spruiking Australian “Adventure” Tourism, reader and fellow Sandgroper The Wizard of Woz has fowarded several posters for consideration by the Australian Alt-Tourism Commission.

In consideration of the sensibilities of some of our more spider-adverse readers, graphics are below the fold. (click for full size)Spiders!  Welcome to Australia...

Australia:  Where the spiders don't eat insects, they eat birds!

Hella big ugly Australian spider

This is my Australian spider - we call him "Fluffy"

Australian spider on toilet roll - ERK!

australia-spider-behind-clock

38 Responses to “More Alt-Tourism Australia, Spider Version”

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  3. Vulture Says:

    I’m going to have nightmares for weeks…..

  4. spot_the_dog Says:

    Don’t it make ya want to come visit Oz? “We’ll put a bird-eating spider on the barbie for ya”…

    • Shiranue Says:

      Just letting you know grilled tarantula legs taste like crab

  5. The Wizard of WOZ Says:

    Funny thing is, the big ones are pretty harmless, they just give you a nasty bite.

    Its the small ones you have to look out for, with symptoms like necrosis, nausea, vomiting, abdominal or chest pain, generalised sweating, headache, fever, hypertension and tremor. Oh, and occasionally death.

    Still better than the snakes though…

    • Iratetechie Says:

      I will take a snake any day of the week over a spider… EWWWWWW

  6. elsie Says:

    Is there some way you can jump up and down in the air and not land anywhere?

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  8. nilk Says:

    Woz, they are just legendary. Thankyouthankyouthankyou. :)

    I love spiders. I want another one, but I’m not allowed to have one. Not with 3 moggies, a goldfish and ruggies in the house.

    Not to mention a housemate who is scared of them.

    *sigh* life is cruel.

  9. Burbank Says:

    Brings back memories of the outdoor loo we had at our holiday house when I was a kid. It had lots of huntsman spiders running around the walls and on the floor it had scorpions. It made having a pee at night something of an adventure.

    I can’t imagine why you Americans are afraid to visit us.

    • Iratetechie Says:

      Uh Gee…. I wonder!!!

      The worse I have to worry about is sharp toys that my kid lays around the house.

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  12. lastcrazyhorn Says:

    omgomgogmoggomgmgogmgog

    *gibbers*

  13. Donna Says:

    Scratch Austrailia off my list of places to visit, check!

  14. uberVU - social comments Says:

    Social comments and analytics for this post…

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  15. Danielle Says:

    Half of those spiders just look ugly and are really harmless.

    • gregoryno6 Says:

      Danielle, that’s just what they WANT you to think…

  16. rencaw Says:

    Thank you for choosing my nightmare for tonight.

  17. Kia Says:

    OMFG. :o/

  18. Donovan Says:

    WTF!!??

    • Carpe Jugulum Says:

      It’s OK they just usually eat flys and bugs………………….usually…………………..but on hot nights when the moon is full……………………..mortein is your friend.
      :)

  19. BootAze Says:

    Those captions are hilarious as hell man, awesome job with the montage!

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  21. Wills Says:

    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG

    • Carpe Jugulum Says:

      Oh come on………..they are just like little people, with 8 legs and multiple eyes and fangs full of venom.

      Otherwise, just like people

    • Iratetechie Says:

      Oh come on………..they are just like little people, with 8 legs and multiple eyes and fangs full of venom.

      Otherwise, just like people

      Gee… I really just don’t know how to respond to this…. Ah…. NO THEY ARE NOT!!! Man, … I am going to be in theropy for weeks….

  22. Gregoryno6 Says:

    So, what’s for dinner tonight?

    • Carpe Jugulum Says:

      *cue music* I feel like chicken tonight, chicken tonight………:)

    • bingbing Says:

      Wish they’d expand their business. Can’t even get it at Costco. :( Sorely missed.

  23. MissNuki Says:

    Damn, I think my heart would stop if something like that crawled on me. I

  24. Vera Says:

    I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I wish I hadn’t o_O

  25. Andrew Says:

    Bear Grills calls it Man vs Wild — In Australia we just call it Camping!

    • Carpe Jugulum Says:

      In Melbourene we call it a BBQ under the pergola :p

    • bingbing Says:

      How much bear could Bear Grylls grill if Bear Grylls could grill bear?

  26. Dex Says:

    You might think this is a collection of scary photos. I’ve seen each and every one of these occurrences for real by the time I was twelve. You can’t even escape them by running into the ocean since we have sharks they filmed to use in the movie Jaws. That’s right, the stuff of your Movie Nightmare Shark in the US is a normal shark minding its own business in Australia. The snakes, crocodiles and parasitic flesh eating bacteria eat the rest. Welcome to Jumanji.

  27. Tim Smith Says:

    Hahaha, I’ve had reasonable sized spiders crawl up my leg in the shower. It was only a huntsman though, so it was pretty meh. Tickled a little.


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