posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 02:52 AM
reply to post by sarahlm
In actual fact and I suppose IMHO our spiders are not that deadly. If you digging in the garden we use gloves to avoid certain species. Redbacks are
quite visible and they live under things so it becomes second nature to check for their presence.
The most annoying is the white tip. They are tiny and hard to see. You often do not register the bite as pain. These are non-lethal. One of these
buggers bit me about 15 years ago and I was bed ridden for a week and took almost a month before I recovered completely.
I love to hear the Americans tell us what a dangerous place we live in. We do not have packs of wolves. There are no big cats to worry about. We
don't have Grizzly Bears or Brown Bears. We don't have alligators. We don't have birds big enough to try and pick up toddlers. Then there are
rattle snakes and the Police that just shoot unarmed people left right and centre.
As for Britain, you have wolves, vikings raiders, soccer riots, bombs going off now and again and the blitz that could come back at any time. (This
is an assumption on my part due to the missile interceptors placed on residential buildings during the Olympics)
We have Crocodiles in some places and these all have warning signs. White pointers we have, but we have life guards and choppers that keep us safe.
Our snakes generally run away from humans unless your really stupid and pick a fight. Drop bears are easy to handle as well. It is a safe place.
Safer that yours or the US.