Funnel webs are considered one of Australia’s most fearsome spiders, but their ability to kill humans is by accident rather than design.
Believe it or not, I have studied the hairy legs of spiders for years and can give you some definitive answers on this.
Whether it’s a bite from a spider or another insect, the management is the same - most will get better without any medical treatment.
Only two Australian spiders can kill you, but the rest are a pretty fascinating bunch.
There are more than 45,000 species of spider, but only a handful are potentially dangerous to humans.