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redback spider

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(Animals) a small venomous Australian spider, Latrodectus hasselti, having long thin legs and, in the female, a red stripe on the back of its globular abdomen
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An Aussie take on a counting book, the rhyming verses take readers from a kangaroo with one joey, to a red-back spider and her little spiders ten.
Similarly, Swedish golfer Daniela Holmqvist also had a brush with wildlife at Royal Canberra, after she was bitten by a red-back spider and had to use a golf tee to extract the venom from her leg.
Influence of water balance and microclimate on local distribution of red-back vole and white-footed mouse.
For lurking beneath his Volkswagen was a deadly red-back spider, which had hitched a ride all the way from Australia.
The animals include: 1 wonderful wombat, 5 brilliant bilbies, 7 keen kangaroos through to the very unexpected 18 ripper red-back spiders and l 9 bonza bogong moths etc.
Mullally, the Leicestershire fast bowler, cheated death when he was bitten by the poisonous Australian red-back spider when he was visiting his parents in Perth.
| Bardsey Bird & Field Observatory continued its excellent run of rare birds, with a Red-backed Shrike on Saturday, and Greenish and Marsh Warblers on Friday.
The eastern red-backed salamander (Plethodon cinereus) has been described as an ideal indicator species for mature forests for several reasons (Welsh and Droege, 2001).
An ornithologist's dream - the red-backed shrike lanius collurio making an appearance after an absence of 30 years.
These odd little birds have a racoon-like black mask and look similar to a miniature red-backed shrike.
Red-backed salamanders are the most common salamander in New York State.