And thanks for the gift btw ;-) I've had a few white tail spiders in the house in the past few months, which is strange as I'd never seen one before that, ever. Pretty much everyone I've talked to locally says to kill them, but from what I've read from medical and agricultural experts, they're not that big a deal - the bite hurts, but is rarely anything other than that. I've been taking the spiders to the country and letting them go. I'm wondering if kiwis are overreacting because this is the only scarey animal we have (we do have a reclusive katipo spider, which also bites and is more serious I think and which I've also never seen). What do Aussies thing about white tails?