Shock as family finds redback the size of GOLF BALL in house
An Aussie family was shocked to find a giant redback spider in their home on Boxing Day.
And oh boy, is it a whopper!
Reddit user CapnFancyPants posted the snap of the spider to Reddit.
‘Nothing more Australian on Boxing Day than finding a redback the size of a golf ball deciding to move in with their whole family,’ the caption read.
Nothing more Australian on Boxing Day than finding a redback the size of a golf ball deciding to move in with their whole family. from r/australia
And naturally, people were freaked out.
‘F***k no,’ commented one used.
‘So did you burn the house down?’ added another.
‘Yikes! That’s a hard pass from me…’ commented another.
How to treat a spider bite
NSW’s Poisons Information Centre explained that people should call 000 immediately if someone is bitten by a spider, before bandaging the area and remaining still.
“Call 000 for an ambulance,” the centre said.
“Apply a pressure bandage to the bite site with a wide elasticised bandage then continue to bandage the entire limb from toes to hip or fingers to shoulder.
“Bandage should be as tight as for a sprained ankle and not cut off the circulation.
"Immobilise the limb with a stick or splint and secure with another bandage. Keep the patient still, seated or lying down, until ambulance arrives.”