AL – Only in Australia would there be an annual event that has volunteers out in the wild catching venomous spiders.
This is 100% legit. The Australian Reptile Park has put out a PSA for people to learn more about how to catch the venomous Funnel Web Spider.
It is for a good cause. The zoo needs to collect the venom so they can create an anti-venom that is always in shortage. Think you have the nerve to wrangle some venomous spiders?