Spider message from red cross - Hoax email

Submitted: Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 14:26
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The info below is a hoax email. The Red Cross ask that it not be forwarded : Red Cross spider Email

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This is a new known spider, so please take note
Has been found all over Eastern Australia and heading to WA.
Looks similar to a huntsman.

This spider is in all states so watch out.
Not a good look!!

Please take note of this spider - it is very dangerous.
Please warn kids and send to every one you know to alert them as well!
This spider is breeding at a rate of speed and is found in more and more houses!!!!
Please ensure all the family takes a good look at this spider.........
.maybe some should not look at the photos of the person who got bitten
on the thumb and the end result.......
But please take note of what the spider looks like.
So if it looks like a huntsman and you are not sure..........
unfortunately, but for your safety's sake........KILL IT!!!!

Doesn't look like a huntsman to me ??
warning pics a bit graphic






Anyone seen one.






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Reply By: Member - Graeme W (NSW) - Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 14:50

Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 14:50
Hi Bill,

It appears that this is a hoax email.

The Red Cross ask that it not be forwarded : Red Cross spider Email

There's more on it here: Brown recluse spider email

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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 15:01

Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 15:01
Sorry Bill, It is a hoax.

See here
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Follow Up By: Member - bill j (VIC) - Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 15:25

Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 15:25
Sorry all looks like I was hoaxed my apologies.

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 17:13

Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 17:13
No worries Bill.

I would advise also treating the link in my Follow Up below something of a hoax as well. LOL
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Reply By: Bazooka - Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 15:33

Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 15:33
Love the first pic which shows the hole in his thumb - presumably made by the spider's teeth (incisors?) as it excavated his skin in search of something more palatable.

I prefer this story about the Barzilian Wandering spider, one of the most venomous spidies on the planet apparently (makes you wonder why there are pics of them on people's hands). Every cloud has a silver lining - check out number 8 on the "facts" list in the link.
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Follow Up By: Member - bill j (VIC) - Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 16:14

Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 16:14
No 8 yes very interesting :)))
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Follow Up By: pop2jocem - Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 16:30

Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 16:30
A mate of a mate took his family for a picnic in the bush and got bitten on his..arh...member when he sat on a log. Got quite painful and swollen.
His wife took him to the hospital for treatment. Not sure if the rest of the story is true but it was rumored that she asked the attending doctor if it was possible to take away the pain but leave the swelling.

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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 16:54

Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 16:54
Hey Bazooka, Maybe number 8 goes hand-in-hand with this. ROFL
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Reply By: bluefella - Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 17:01

Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 17:01
A friend of ours had white tail spider bite on her foot with similar damage as those photos, took a long time to heal. very nasty little spider and they are found every where.
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Reply By: ModSquad - Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 17:36

Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 17:36
Hi Guys, we are going to edit your post with an email hoax warning and lock the post. Thank for the info and the vigilant membership.
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