Where did all the spiders go?

Funnel web spiders are sneaky. A bit too sneaky. Photo: (cc) sree314.

An unseasonably dry spring has proved disastrous for funnel-web milkers at the Australian Reptile Park, north of Sydney.

Lack of rain and subsequent humidity has caused the infamous creepy-crawly to lay low, putting strain on the life-saving production of anti-venom.

The park is currently the only Australian centre involved in the process of venom extraction.

Tess Gibney reports.

Advertisements

One response to “Where did all the spiders go?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s