The largest male specimen of the world’s most venomous spider, the Sydney funnel-web spider, has been found in Australia. Dubbed “Hercules,” the spider measures 7.9cm and surpasses the previous record-holder. The spider was found on the Central Coast and has been given to the Australian Reptile Park, where it will contribute to the park’s antivenom program. Male funnel-web spiders are more lethal than females, and Hercules’ venom output could be enormous, making him valuable for the park’s research. Since the program began in 1981, there have been no fatalities in Australia from a funnel-web spider bite.