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Redback spider photos and notes

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A redback on the toilet seat Where redbacks are found—albeit accidentally If you're bitten ... Death from spider bite? Redbacks and black widows are closely related Spiders do travel Mating is all bad news for male redbacks Rear view of dead redback spider Eradication of redback spiders?

After meeting a redback spider while I was tidying old flower pots I realised that I knew precious little about one of Australia's most dreaded and deadly small creatures.

Following are some of the facts I discovered, along with photos of the redback spider herself. (Definitely "her"; only the female sports the bright colours, only the female is large enough to be quickly noticeable and only the female can inflict a dangerous bite.)

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