"funnel web spider... deadly" but afraid of rain - we once had one waiting patiently outside our front door under cover from the rain. As if it was about to knock...literally a few tiny spider steps outside the door.
Sydney Funnel-web Spider Male Sydney funnel-web spiders are Australia's most dangerous spider. These aggressive spiders grab onto their victims and bite several times, injecting a very poisonous venom. Some people have died from the bite of these spiders, but since 1980 when a Sydney funnel-web spider antivenom was invented, no-one has died from the bite of a Sydney funnel-web spider.