November 15th, 2010
01:05 PM ET

Man living in shop window with 400 deadly spiders

Nick Le Souef is living with dangerous spiders for three weeks for charity.

Forget bedbugs in New York, imagine dealing with deadly spiders - 400 of them everywhere.

Now, picture waking up each day surrounded by them for three weeks while living in the confines of a storefront window.

It may sound like something only a crazy person would do - but it's actually all a part of Nick Le Souef's plan to help a charity.

The Melbourne man, who by the way told reporters he doesn't "like spiders all that much," is being dubbed Australia's very own Spiderman for his attempt to break a record he set 30 years ago - and raise $50,000 for a children's charity.

"I'm not afraid of them, but it's just that I'm not overly keen on them," the 67-year-old told the Australian Broadcasting Company.

Le Souef originally planned to do the stunt with snakes but was not allowed.

According to Australian media reports, the number of creatures has dwindled a bit after some began to turn on each other - a sign things may get more difficult for him, some say.

Le Souef says the incident doesn't worry him and he isn't afraid of being surrounded by the dangerous blackhouse, redback and huntsmen spiders.

"Redbacks are very calm," he said. " Once they make their webs and their sort of little nests, they don't move around," he said.

soundoff (217 Responses)
  1. twiggy

    WHY don't all of you just let this guy do what he wants. If he hurts himself thats his deal.. I don't see how slamming him and calling him names helps anything. He decided to do it and he is doing it.. so be it. If he gets hurt in the process.. thats on him... What does it matter to you? how does it effect your life? I am guessing not at all. So just let it be... People have done worse things!!!

    November 15, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. MMonty2189

    I hate gay spiders that dont believe in God.

    November 15, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Alondraa


    November 15, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Robbie

    I ilke turtles.

    November 15, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • BW

      I like kittens

      November 15, 2010 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mike

    @ Frank. You're an idiot.

    Sgt USMC

    November 15, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Darcy

    Yikes! Can't he just write a check and be done with it?

    November 15, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. amy

    that is so gross i can not stand spiders

    November 15, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • J

      Who cares? You're not in there.

      November 15, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • spiders

      yeah well we can't stand amys

      November 15, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. talon10

    Hmm...I see a Darwin award in his future...

    November 15, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Christian

      Darwin's theory was PROVED wrong with something they found in DNA...why are people still teaching it?

      November 15, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      I like how somebody who is NOT an expert in anything can say that the Theory of Evolution, the theory that makes modern life science possible and is also allowing the feeding of billions of people each day, is wrong because "something they found in DNA" disproves it? The dude is a moron. No worries modern life goes merrily onward

      November 15, 2010 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Darwin

      Well christian has no clue what your talking about, but yeah I agree darwin award for sure

      November 15, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Scott

    I like gays and I like spider, but those gay spiders can go to hell.

    November 15, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Christian

      what the heck?

      November 15, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Rob Commentaire

    I'd rather be locked in a room with a gay man instead of a deadly spider. Gays are nice.

    November 15, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lola

      And that room would be decorated fabulously!

      November 15, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  11. GodWhacker

    My invisible man in the sky can bet up your invisible man in the sky!!!!

    November 15, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      But his invisible man has a book cobbled together by 3rd century churchmen while being presided over by a pagan emperor to back him up. Do you? See you didn't think about that did ya.

      November 15, 2010 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Guy Smith


    November 15, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Marty in MA

    Spiders are gross.
    Can't we discuss anythung without bringing God into the discussion? Think outside the box 🙂

    November 15, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Outside the box

      God is in the box?

      November 15, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Patty

    U R all sick and stupid?

    November 15, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • J

      I don't know. R we?

      November 15, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Guy who brought us back on topic


    November 15, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • J

      Hilarious. Best post of the day.

      November 15, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
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