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Old May 16th, 2004, 03:52 PM
ncurtis
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Kathy Garner wrote in message news:[email protected]
although someone's suggestion to take a flashlight to the bathroom at
night gives me the creeps!!!

Well, it *was* prefaced with "If you're really worried" ;-) . And
there are plenty of compelling reasons for having a light source--like
barking your shins, or stubbing your toes, in an unfamiliar room.

Nancy
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Old May 16th, 2004, 06:01 PM
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Originally posted by Kathy Garner
Hi, I've another

question. We'd like to visit Katoomba. Also, my nephew is freaked out
about Australian spiders and thinks there
will be one lurking under

each blanket. What is it with the spiders anyhow? They'd be deep in the

bush, right? He thinks we
have to be extra cautious or something.

Now he's got my mom worried and
it's getting contagious.
What's the

real story? Thanks.

Kathy in BC, Canada


From another
thread and quoted elsewhere, and this isn't letter perfect: "...of the
11 poisonous spiders worldwide, Australia has 9 of them. The 9 most
venomous live in Australia..."

And yes, from memory the Blue Mountains
relative of the Sydney Funnel Web is thought to be the most venomous.
Although fatalies are rare nowadays. For more info see:

http://www.amonline.net.au/factsheets/funnelweb.htm

If you
walk around with your eyes open you may see one, not likely, but just
avoid any spiders you see and you should be okay.


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Old May 17th, 2004, 03:14 AM
Peter Webb
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SNIP

If you
walk around with your eyes open you may see one, not likely, but just
avoid any spiders you see and you should be okay.


I get the distinct impression that the OP will be following this advice.


 




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