Sydney Funnel Web Spider(top) vs Brazilian Wandering Spider (bottom). OK, for everyone that has been asking/commenting on the past two episodes...the Sydney Funnel Web Spider is 100% the most deadly spider in the world, NOT the Brazilian Wandering Spider. While the BWS is very dangerous and potentially deadly, very few deaths have actually occurred. The SFWS is responsible for more deaths than any other spider in the world. Specifically the male SFWS, pictured top left, is the most deadly. The female, top right, is dangerous but not likely fatal. The good news is that anti-venom for the SFWS is now being produced and is saving hundreds of lives every year in Australia. In general, remember that a bite from any spider, if showing signs of serious trauma, should be immediately looked at and treated by a medical professional. Venom effects each persons body differently so always avoid being bitten by any species of spider and simply admire them from a safe distance
Our production vehicles on this expedition are pretty epic. We are working with the Reserve Protection Agency, filming on their 30k acre preserve and rolling around in kitted @jeep wrangles is the only way to go!
I’ve never been a #tbt kinda guy but my Mom sent me this pic and said I had to post it given my recent face to face encounter with a real cheetah. I absolutely loved these cats as a kid, so much so, that I was a cheetah for Halloween when I was 5 years old! That’s old school commitment right there, notice the quintessential eye stripes, my Mom’s animal costume field marks were definitely on point! Oh and YES...she did sew this costume by hand. Paws, head cap, tail, this costume was the real deal! My Mom truly is the greatest
Such an icon! This cheetah, named Monty, was raised in captivity and is an ambassador for this critically endangered species. There are only around 6,000 cheetahs left in the wild today and hopefully the episode we filmed will help further educate the next generation of animal enthusiasts about these incredible cats. A Big Cat thanks to @kragga_kamma_game_park for hosting the team and I today at their wonderful reserve!