There is probably no spider better known in Australia than the Redback due to it’s highly toxic venom. It lives Australia wide, and is the subject of many myths, fables, and songs. The Redback spider certainly does have very potent venom; so much so that the tiny amount it delivers is capable of killing a human if not treated. These days however, the real danger of ‘death-by-Redback’ is extremely low. We have had antivenom for Redbacks since 1956, and since then no human fatalities have been recorded.
Widow (Latrodectus) spiders can be found on every continent of the world except Antarctica.
Welcome to... Mount Barker
The small town of Mount Barker is known as the gateway to the Porongurups. It is a quiet, pleasant town surrounded by gently rolling hills and with an unusual winding main street, murals and historic buildings. Definitely worth waling around. See more https://mountbarkerwa.com.au/towns/mount-barker/
We acknowledge the Minang and Koreng people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and live. We pay our respects to the Elders, past, present, and emerging and to the wider Noongar community.