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If you have been following my blog, you would know that I am one that loves Spiders.  Living in Australia, you do get used to the fact that you are living alongside, some of the most poisonous spiders in the world.  It is this reason, that you gain a healthy respect for them.  If you live in the bush areas, such as I have, you get to know the various ones that live in your neighbourhood, and even go as far, to keep a spider guide in your kitchen.  How they look, their level of toxicity, their scientific names, and how dangerous they are.  This is handy knowledge, since being bitten by a spider, is likely and if you are, you can at least inform the ambulance, or medical authorities at the hospital what bit you.

While living in Brisbane, which is in South East Queensland, there is one spider which is famous.  One for its beauty, the other for its bite.

The Red Back.

This spider, I would often find, hiding behind my outdoor fridge, the garbage bin handles, the wood pile down at the shed.  In fact, all through the shed.  You learn fairly quickly, to always look before sticking your hand in to pick up wood for the fire side.

People have asked me, am I afraid of them?  Truth is, you are only afraid of the things you don’t understand.  I have a very healthy respect for them.  My rule :  “If you don’t bother them, they won’t bother you”

 

Next week….Snakes ❤

There was a redback on the toilet seat,
When I was there last night.
I didn’t see him in the dark,
But boy I felt his bite.
I jumped up high into the air,
And when I hit the ground.
That crafty redback spider,
Wasn’t nowhere to be found.

I rushed into the mrs,
Told her just where I’d been bit.
And she grabbed my cutthroat razor,
And I nearly took a fit.
I said ‘Forget what’s on your mind,
And call a doctor please.
For I’ve got a feeling that your cure,
Is worse than the disease.’

There was a redback on the toilet seat,
When I was there last night.
I didn’t see him in the dark,
But boy I felt his bite.
And now I’m here in hospital,
A sad and sorry plight.
And I curse the redback spider,
On the toilet seat last night.

I can’t lie down, I cant’ sit up I don’t know what to do.
The nurses think it’s funny but that’s not my point of view.
I tell you it’s embarrasing and that’s to say the least,
For I’m too sick to eat a bite,
While the spider had a feast.

And when I get back home again, I’ll tell you what I’ll do.
I’ll make that Redback suffer for the pain I’m going through.
I’ve had so many needles, I’m looking like a siv.
I promise you that redback hasn’t very long to live.

There was a redback on the toilet seat,
When I was there last night.
I didn’t see him in the dark,
But boy I felt his bite.
And now I’m here in hospital,
A sad and sorry plight.
And I curse the redback spider,
On the toilet seat last night.
by Satan’s Sibling