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Australia’s love-hate relationship with spiders

Are you afraid of spiders? Or do you love them? Tom’s wife is the spider catcher in his house.

CSIRO says that Australians have a love-hate relationship with spiders.

Spider expert Robert Whyte says that young toddlers absorb a fear of spiders from adults around them.

When you’re face scrunches up with fear at the sight of a huntsman, you could be sending warning signals to your children that spiders mean danger.

Robert Whyte is the author of “A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia, Learning to love Spiders.”

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