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You may have seen in the media over the past few days that Funnel Webs are on the move – The Australian Reptile Park has “reported a big increase in the number of deadly funnel-web spiders it receives – and it says they are the largest specimens they have ever handled”
The park has issued a warning to the public after a record number of male funnel-webs were handed in during the Christmas period, general manager Tim Faulkner said.
The important thing to remember if you come across one of these hairy mini-beasts is to stay calm and know what to do in case of being bitten. It is an urban myth that funnel webs can jump, however, the aggressive males can rear up and look like they are about to launch! Watch our video below for what to do if someone is bitten.
If you or your child (or another person!) are bitten, use the pressure immobilisation technique:
Make sure you make it a priority to book into a paediatric First Aid class this year!
To learn more, watch our video below on the first aid for Funnel Web spider bites:
In this video paediatric nurse and founder of CPR Kids Sarah Hunstead steps you through the prevention, recognition and response to choking in babies and children. Essential knowledge for every family that you don’t want to miss.
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