The Australian Reptile Park said someone in the coastal region of Sydney or New South Wales anonymously donated a spider in a small plastic container, and the zookeepers were stunned when they discovered the spider inside was a funnel-web spider with a body 1.9 in. acted long.
Nov 16 (News) – One Australian zoo said zookeepers were shocked when it was discovered that an anonymous donation was a giant funnel-web spider that the facility has referred to as a “megaspider”.
The park said the spider, which has fangs about 0.8 inch long, is the largest funnel-web spider anyone who works at the facility has ever come across.
The park said in a Facebook post that officials hope the person who donated the spider will come forward and say where they found the giant specimen.
The mega spider is being milked on poison that can be turned into antidote, the park said. Funnel-web spiders are known for their highly toxic and fast-acting venom.