Adelaide Man Uncovers Mysterious Hole in Garden

Carl Belen
  • Adelaide Hills resident finds a coin-sized hole in his garden.
  • Online community speculates it could be a burrow of either a wolf spider or a trapdoor spider.
  • Both spider species known to live in such burrows, causing alarm among locals.

An Australian man from Adelaide Hills recently shared a photo of a small hole in his garden, leading to widespread concern. The hole, about the size of a coin, prompted him to seek answers online about its possible inhabitant. Many believed it could be the home of a wolf spider or a trapdoor spider. The Australian Museum confirmed that the absence of a 'door' over the hole is typical for both species, as not all create doors for their burrows.

Trapdoor spiders usually live underground in burrows, often covering them with leaves or sticks to hide from predators. Many online responders shared their own experiences with these spiders. One individual mentioned the presence of thousands of similar holes in a nearby park, believed to be trapdoor spider burrows. Another person believed it was a wolf spider burrow, noting that wolf spiders are more commonly found in lawns and gardens. The discussion also brought up personal encounters with these spiders, including a chilling account of a woman trying to catch a wolf spider only to discover it was carrying hundreds of baby spiders.

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