Cat owner relies on her two cats to kill venomous huntsman spiders (video)

Huntsman spider

NEWS AND COMMENT-SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: The first point to make is that although huntsman spiders use venom to immobilise prey and can reach up to 5 inches across, based upon my careful research they do not cause harm to domestic cats who kill them and perhaps sometimes devour them. If a cat devours a huntsman …

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Woman in Australia holds up her cat to kill a Huntsman spider

Woman in Australia holds up her cat to kill a Huntsman spider

Huntsman spiders are common in Australia. They are very large and able to inflict a painful bite resulting in local swelling. Their bites can cause headaches, nausea, vomiting and an irregular pulse. The Huntsman spider is notorious for taking up residence between a car’s sun visor and the ceiling. Although they live in the …

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Is it okay for cats to eat flies and spiders?

Cat attacking a spider

Yes, it is perfectly okay for domestic cats to eat flies, spiders and bugs of all kinds but see the caveat below. Wasps and bees are a problem because they can get stung. But it is completely natural for domestic cats to consider flies and spiders as prey. The insatiable curiosity and drive to …

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Can Black Widows Kill Cats?

Black widow spiders can kill cats

Yes, black widow spiders can kill cats. The stings of black widow, brown recluse spiders and tarantulas are toxic to animals. The bitten cat will feel a sharp pain at the site of the sting. Later the cat may develop labored breathing, fever, chills and excitability. He may then go into shock and seizures …

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