I live in southern Australia and we certainly do have snakes and spiders but we don't worry about them too much. Snakes generally run lol slither? Away when the hear people coming so you don't see them that often. I am fascinated by snakes actually, I saw one in our hay shed in summer and I just like watching the way it moved. It slithered up a post, but then 'jumped' down. It reminded me of a rope falling to the ground. Ummm spiders... they are kinda freaky. Red backs are the main poisonous one to worry about - their bites aren't fatal except for little kids. I don't like the hairy, brown huntsman spiders... I was putting on my jeans one morning when I looked down and and saw a huntsman inside them. I screamed and threw my jeans to the other side of the room :roll: I can over-react at times lol. But yeah, you just get used to living with spiders and snakes, they arent THAT dangerous really. Hardly anyone gets bitten unless they trap or annoy the animal.
When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ~William Shakespeare