If you've ever played old-school RPGs, then you're very familiar with the concept of Level 99 monster island.
There's some hidden area in the game that packs the toughest enemies that'll kill you in one hit. These absolutely terrifying beasts will slay you entire party unless you're up to snuff, and you'll have to grind your guys for experience points outside of the area for hours before you can even stand a chance.
Australia is pretty much Level 99 monster island in real life and that's because there are plenty of different insects, reptiles, mammals, and even giant birds that seem like they could end your life in a moment's notice.
Take the Cassowary for instance, this modern day velociraptor hates humans and pretty much all living things that aren't other Cassowaries:
As awful as it would be to get eviscerated by the talons of a wild Cassowary, for some reason an enormous bird doesn't give people the heebie jeebies like a giant spider does. And unfortunately, there are plenty of those to go around in 'Straya.
It's like the smaller one is shy and the big one is saying "nah Kev, come out, they're cool here"— the woods are lovely dark and deep (@rAdelaidegrl) February 18, 2018
I zoomed in and they are both on the inside! Hell no RUN— Adam Weston (@Adamweston90) February 18, 2018
People from all parts of the country are sharing photos of the arachnid "friends" they're finding in their homes and honestly, it looks like a nightmare come true.
Whether they're poisonous or just big and icky looking - who the heck would want to wake up and have one of these staring at them?
People are shuddering at the thought of these eight-legged guys just chilling above their heads.
this image is haunting me— Tahlia Pritchard (@Tahls) February 18, 2018
And can you really blame them?
Just imagine you're trying to enjoy a bowl of cereal and this guy waves hello.
To be perfectly honest, if I was head of Australia's tourism department, I'd ask these people to remove these tweets immediately.
Because who in the heck wants to go traveling around places where these spiders are apparently lurking around every corner?
For some, the spiders are scarier than they look.
Couldn't agree more. We almost always have at least one huntsman spider living in the house (usually up high on the walls) or in the car. In nearly 20 years in Australia I've never come close to being bitten by one. This beauty is in the car at the moment ☺️ pic.twitter.com/Q1T51fZDpR— Anna MacDonald (@Dr_AnnaM) February 18, 2018
Even dead they manage to be terrifying.
This spider was the size of a fist. It was hangin out with us in our AirBnB in Sydney before @TempoReynad took it out. @summit1g, is this the reason why you won’t visit Australia? I get it, bro. I get it. This is just our first night! What strange creatures lurk in the darkness? pic.twitter.com/1U9PYi2J42— Jordan Tayer (@Soma) December 11, 2017
As far as I'm concerned, there's only one way to deal with these creepy-crawlies.
That's what I'm talking about.