Black widow? Hunstman? Funnel-web? Or maybe, possibly, just a common Tegenaria domestica. I wasn't sure.
And I wasn't about to take any chances with the saucer-sized spider, which had checked into the same hotel room as me. I legged it.
Last week the World Rally Championship returned to Australia. And there were parts of it I hadn't missed at all.
Almost to a man (and woman), the WRC seems to bring out the Steve Irwin in everybody.
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David Evans is the rallies editor of Autosport and Motorsport News. A successful rally driving father ensured an early introduction to motorsport and, fascinated as he was by rallying, the fourth estate was of equal interest. Having read (or at least looked at the pictures) from the age of two, he joined <i>Motoring News</i> in 1996 and later moved to Autosport in 2002.@davidevansrally More features by David Evans