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Queensland toddler has close call with deadly spider

  • A mouse spider was creeping towards 11-month-old Noah in Queensland
  • It was quickly scooped up in a jar by his quick acting Dad, Andrew Baston 
  • The mouse spider is as venomous as the funnel web and lives across Australia

A deadly spider was found just centimeters away from a baby in a Queensland home before it was captured.

The mouse spider was seen creeping towards 11-month-old Noah’s face in the Gold Coast suburb of Elanora.

It was scooped up in a jar by his father Andrew Baston who saw the spider just seconds before it could have crawled towards Noah. 

 

The mouse spider was seen creeping towards baby Noah’s face in the Gold Coast suburb of Elanora

Mouse spiders are often confused with the funnel web

eleven-month-old Noah had a close call with mouse spider

Mouse spiders are often confused with the funnel web but despite matching their appearance and deadliness their bites are uncommon

‘It was up against the wall and it’s fangs were out and it just didn’t look like it was a very friendly spider at all,’ Mr Baston told Nine News Gold Coast. 

‘I grabbed a newspaper and was ready to hit it,’ he said. 

Instead he quickly put the spider in a jar so it could be identified.

At that moment it was found to be the venomous Australian mouse spider. 

‘I’m going to take it for a long drive as far away as possible,’ he said.  

Mouse spiders are often confused with the funnel web but despite matching their appearance and deadliness their bites are uncommon.

They are often seen across mainland Australia and tend to move inside after wet weather.

The freaked out father posted on social media about the terrifying discovery of the mouse spider 

The freaked out father posted on social media about the terrifying discovery of the mouse spider 

 

 



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