I've been back and forth on the whole 'Australia's Deadliest Creatures' hype.
I mean last year I stepped on an Inch ant and nearly cried about it, later realizing I probably overreacted a tad.
I've seen a range of bugs and spiders in the house, nothing too scary and seeing crocs and snakes in the NT had made me become very blazé about Australian wildlife - that is until I got home from work tonight and screamed the whole street down...
My friendly postman had left me a little note to say that he had left me a parcel in the 'gas meter box' - hmmm? I have to admit I had no idea where this was let alone what was inside.
So after some investigation I found the box and ambled inside noticing the large amount of cobwebs, I grabbed the big parcel inside and out on top of it was a nice fat black redback spider. Needless to say I screamed like my life depended on it, grabbed the fly spray and a piece of wood and proceeded like a crazed woman to flatten it!
Slightly more scary than the inch ant incident, and i will go back to believing that the aussie wildlife is hardcore.
What was in the parcel? A potato squeezer from mum - no more lumpy mash for me!
Let me know your encounters, and yes I am a big wuss...