I remember them being all over the fucking place in the area north of Brisbane where I lived. They’d be all over the streets flattened in my neighborhood. I was terrified of them for a long time because my mom got it in my head they’d shoot venom into your eyes and you’d go blind. They do shoot venom and it will definitely fuck your eyes up but I think the probability of that happening to a human is lower than a dog or something getting up close to one.
Our neighbors dogs didn’t seem to encounter it but the bigger threat for them was ticks in the bush. Our neighbors would have to check them daily and one time they somehow missed one and the dog got dangerously close to dying.