Wolf Spider Gives Homeowners A Shock After Covering Electricity Meter With Hundreds Of Its Babies
|18 August, 2015||Posted by Stacey under Australian News|
via Daily Mail:
A huge spider and hundreds of its babies have been found nestled on an electricity meter in Queensland.
Members of online forum Reddit reacted with horror after a user posted a photo of the massive creepy crawly at an unknown location in the Sunshine State, accompanied with the caption: ‘Energy Australia was unable to read your meter…’
The cream and black coloured spider’s long legs covered the meter’s digital screen, while its babies surround the dials.
Rentokil Pest Control confirm it’s a Wolf Spider, which are venomous with a painful bite but not lethal. Australia enjoys the company of more than 400 sub-species of Wolf Spider.
‘Time to burn down and rebuild,’ reasoned Duke Cruise.
‘G’day mate, I’m here to read your – NOPE,’ wrote Ben Mansfield, in a hilarious impression of an unsuspecting Energex employee.
‘Excuse me, there seems to be an energy meter on your spider,’ was the suggestion from Nivek Tsay.
Hundreds of people commented on the post, which received more than 80 thousands likes, vowing to never visit Australia after the horrific photo.
However, one Aussie Reddit user and seasoned spider handler had a helpful suggestion, claiming a flea collar will solve the problem.
‘I had that problem on a regular basis. The fix is pretty easy. Buy a cat or dog flea collar and cut it half and hang it in your meter box,’ they wrote.
‘Spiders and other insects hate the smell or the chemicals in the pet flea collars. I also have them in my gate box and phone that got ants and other infestations. I have been infestation free for a long time now.’
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