Robert Irwin Shares Spine-Chilling Australian Struggle.

robert irwin looking down at a huntsman spider in his shoe

Living in Australia can be challenging. There are millions of deadly critters everywhere. Well, maybe not millions, but at least several hundred thousand. Australia boasts approximately 150,000 species of animals. This list includes native mammals, birds, reptiles, frogs, and all the little fishes in the sea swimming around the reefs.

And spiders. Australia has lots of spiders. If you’re squeamish, quit reading now. If you’re curious, carry on! We present to you the Huntsman spider. It is native to Australia and is one of the few critters that isn’t determined to kill you. While a bite from a Huntsman can cause irritation and swelling, as any spider bite will, it is not deadly. This species can be beneficial as part of their diet is eating bugs that pester humans. So, continuing, one cannot discuss the wildlife in Australia without discussing the Irwin family.

Image shows an Australian Huntsman spider.
Image from Wikimedia Commons.

Many people remember Steve Irwin, the Croc Hunter. Even though he is no longer with us, his “Crikey!” exclamation is known worldwide. Steve’s wife, Terri, and their two children have taken over the duties at The Australia Zoo. Bindy (25) and Robert (19) are the children of the Croc Hunter. Robert turns 20 on December 1, so pop over to their socials and wish the lad a happy birthday!

That brings us to our video showcase today. Robert has a steady presence on TikTok. He records brief videos to entertain and educate people about Australia’s wildlife. In this video, he begins his day by saying, “Time to put my shoes on…”

Image shows Robert Irwin, Australian wildlife master.
Image from TikTok.

As he pans the video to show us his shoes, he nonchalantly says, “Oh, wait a minute … Maybe not.” What we see in his video would have most people screaming and running for the hills. Robert just matter-of-factly says, “Maybe not.” See for yourself.

Image shows a pair of shoes that contain an Australian Huntsman spider.
Image from TikTok.

Robert’s calm handling of this situation shows that he is every bit Steve Irwin’s son! He carries on the family tradition of educating the world about animals and their importance in the ecosystem. Nope, not today, spidey! What the spider does next is a magician’s trick. Watch the video:

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