Advertisement I live in Australia and was just wondering if it is legal to keep sydney funnel webs. It's just they look so energetic when u see venom dripping from their fangs on tv and i thought what an awesome spider to keep. I mean i read about u peeps in the US who keep all these amazing tarantulas like t blondi and as we are not allowed to keep foreighn spiders here in australia i thought a female funnel web might make an interesting pet. I've always had a fascination with spiders which was only awakened recently when i saw a 5 minute segment on t blondi and i remembered a program i saw on it years ago and the whole life cycle, mating ritual ,molting and as i can't keep one here the next best thing would be a funnel web. Of course i would never pick it up. But it's just a thought. Has anyone tried? Maybe too dangerous in the long run?