By Nelson Groom
This is the skin-crawling moment a British woman found a deadly funnel web spider clambering inside her bedroom – while bugs swarmed over its body.
Most steer clear of creepy crawlies, but Nicole Wedlock, 22, seized the opportunity to get a close look of one of the world’s deadliest spider inside her home in Australia.
And what she found took her very much by surprise: the spider had a bug problem of its own, with dozens of little mites hitching a ride on its hairy body.
Fearless Nicole, who moved to Sydney’s Bayview from Oxfordshire in 2003, said: “I was just making my way to bed when I saw it trying to get under the door.