Im currently working with a killer. OK, It’s not quite as bad as it sounds. After working for the last month picking various types of orange, we’ve now all moved to a new section and have noticed a large increase in the number of spiders. One of which is only small but has a distinctive red mark on it’s back. After initially dismissing it as just another spider, a friend mentioned it to our supervisor who then informed us to be careful as they are highly venomous. After spotting 4 such spiders in the space of a few days, (and probably countless more that I hadn’t seen), I looked up the spiders on the net and found out that they were redback spiders, which are considered one of the most dangerous species of spider in Australia. It is related to the best known member of the group, the black widow spider, found in North America and other regions. As for being a killer, only 14 deaths have been recorded from redback bites. I have been informed that if you get bitten it will be extremely painful for around 24 hours. Hum I think I will try and stay clear of all spiders. I have also seen loads of beetles, which are about 3 times bigger than beetles I have seen at home. I will try and get a pic of one in the next couple of days. I must come across 5-10 a day. I must say I'm pretty shocked at how brave I have been. I don't appear to squeal as much as I did at the very beginning. It's just so horrible when they land on your arm etc.